Internal Affairs

Images of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of African-American George Floyd, who then died, have sparked protests from Amsterdam to Nairobi, but they also expose deeper grievances among demonstrators over strained race relations in their own countries. With violent clashes between protesters and authorities raging in the United States, anti-police-brutality activists gathered by the thousands in support

The novel coronavirus has complicated the election-year calendar for Africa, as elsewhere, prompting some polling delays, suspensions and uncertainties. It also has created openings for leaders to exploit fears and tighten their grips on power, political observers say.   At least nine African countries – including Nigeria, Kenya and Zimbabwe – have postponed elections at some level because of COVID-19