2019 is going to be a big year in elections for Africa.

The following African countries will be having major elections:

Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal, Mozambique, Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania, Comoros, Malawi, Botswana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Namibia, Mali

Of course there will be lots of external ‘African expert’ commentary (gossip/ofofo/aproko), revolving around how the conduct of said elections indicate how close Africa is to being democratic. In the following very short prezi, I argue that the conflation of elections and democracy in a political analysis of Africa simplifies complex African histories and presents and just plain misses the point.

 

Africa Decides: All the upcoming elections and votes

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