Africa's longest serving leader re-elected with 94%

Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang extended his rule 36-year ruling further after winning last Sunday’s presidential election. The President acknowledged that the oil-rich nation may be tired of him but that he had "dedicated his life to the country."

.2016 elections to keep an eye on

Who has ruled for 15 years but seeks to extend his mandate? Which country is the most politically stable? And which president candidate is jailed on child-trafficking charges? We have gathered everything you need to know about the 2016 elections.

Leaders refusing to step down

Uganda's president, Yoweri Museveni, extended his 30-year rule on Saturday in a criticized election. Museveni is one of Africa's longest serving leaders but has many ahead of him that have ruled for longer. See the list of the top 11 leaders refusing to step down.

Social media blocked and opposition arrested in Uganda election

President Yoweri Musuveni who has ruled since 1986 is hoping for a fifth term as Ugandans head to the polls this week. Opposition members have been arrested and social media shut down during the election that can end Musevini's 30-year rule.

​Burkina Faso elects new president in historic election

On Sunday the 29th November Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, 58, was elected Burkina Faso's new president. Kaboré is the second civilian to become president since the country’s independence in 1960.

Burkinabés heading to the first free election in 27 years

​On Sunday, 29 November, 5.5 million Burkinabes are expected at the polls to elect the next president and the members of Parliament. The elections will be the first since the 2014 Burkinabé uprising and the ousting of President Blaise Compaoré who had ruled the country for 27 years. Who will be the new president?

Remembering Thomas Sankara, the living ghost

A week before his own assassination, Sankara had declared: "While revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas." It is not until now, 28 years after his assassination that his death is being investigated. But who was Thomas Sankara? This is everything you need to know about the legendary pan-African leader.

Election won't be delayed by those ‘rowing against current of history,’ says President at UN

Burkina Faso's coup was short lived and the country is now awaiting a date for election. Here is a brief update on the situation.

38 years after Steve Biko's death

Last week marked the 38th anniversary of the killing of South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko. No one has been charged for his murder. Did Biko die for nothing?

Continued resistance to coup

The Burkinabés continue to stand against the military coup just weeks before the country's first election in 28 years. The interim president has been released but no negotiations have been made with the coup leaders.

“Homosexuality is a danger against African values”

The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the few African countries with no definitive legislation against LGBT-rights. But a newly presented proposition to criminalize homosexuality has been put forward by a Congolese MP. Such a criminalization would endanger the life of Rocky Moliba.