For Kenyans, 2022 brings hope and fear

Kenya welcomes a new election year with bad memories of past presidential polls that resulted in violence. As in the rest of the world, 2021 has not been the best of years for democracy in Africa. It has seen the return of military coups in West and Central Africa, in...

Mali proposes five-year election delay to West African bloc

BAMAKO- Mali's interim authorities proposed to its West African neighbours that a transition back to democracy following a 2020 military coup be extended by five years, the foreign minister said in comments broadcast on Saturday.The transitional government initially agreed to hold presidential and legislative elections in February 2022, 18 months...