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In the meanwhile in Africa

While the eyes of the world have been focused on the U.S. presidential elections for several weeks, many elections have been held in the meantime on the African continent, albeit in stormy conditions.
In Guinea first, where President Alpha Conde was re-elected on October 18 for a third term highly contested by the opposition, after a campaign marked by violence causing dozens of deaths.
Then in Tanzania, where on October 28th, John Magufuli, nicknamed the “bulldozer”, was re-elected for a second term which was much debated, after having arrested 150 members and leaders of the opposition, according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.
Finally, in Côte d’Ivoire, whose election on October 31 was feared, since August, more than 80 deaths have been reported. Alassane Ouattara was re-elected for a third term also very controversial: the opposition had engaged in a movement of “civil disobedience” to challenge the unconstitutionality of the candidacy of the outgoing president and boycott the election. Fearing an escalation of violence, Ouattara and his rival Henri Bédié finally met on November 11 to try to avoid the escalation of violence and the great divide that the country has already suffered in 2010 (more than 3,000 deaths).

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  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
    In the meanwhile in Africa - Glez (Burkina Faso)
    "Presidencies for life? " Idriss Déby - Paul Biya - Alpha Condé - Alassane Ouattara – Nelson Mandela
  • Oscar (Guinée / Guinea)
    In the meanwhile in Africa - Oscar (Guinée / Guinea)
    "Damocles - After me it's me... Otherwise the flood! - Work - Justice - Solidarity - Presidential election of October 18, 2020 in Guinea - Peace and Democracy, threatened! "
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
    In the meanwhile in Africa - Glez (Burkina Faso)
    Alpha Condé
  • Victor Ndula (Kenya)
    In the meanwhile in Africa - Victor Ndula (Kenya)
    "Fraude ! - Nous préférons nous occuper de nos propres "élections"."
  • Gado (Kenya)
    In the meanwhile in Africa - Gado (Kenya)
    "Intimidation - fraude électorale - escroquerie d'État - violations des droits de l'homme"
  • Konan-Zohoré (Côte d’Ivoire / Ivory Cost)
    In the meanwhile in Africa - Konan-Zohoré (Côte d’Ivoire / Ivory Cost)
    "Ivorian politicians talk to each other but don't get along"
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
    In the meanwhile in Africa - Glez (Burkina Faso)
    "20th anniversary of his death" - Alassane Ouattara - Henri Bédié
  • Leblanc (Côte d’Ivoire / Ivory Cost)
    In the meanwhile in Africa - Leblanc (Côte d’Ivoire / Ivory Cost)
  • Delambre (France)
    In the meanwhile in Africa - Delambre (France)
    "The world only has eyes for the American election... - ... While I have just been re-elected brilliantly and democratically ) the head of the Ivory Coast! For the 3rd time!"
  • Pov (Madagascar)
    In the meanwhile in Africa - Pov (Madagascar)
    "Africa has nothing to envy the Americans"
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
  • Oscar (Guinée / Guinea)
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
  • Victor Ndula (Kenya)
  • Gado (Kenya)
  • Konan-Zohoré (Côte d’Ivoire / Ivory Cost)
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
  • Leblanc (Côte d’Ivoire / Ivory Cost)
  • Delambre (France)
  • Pov (Madagascar)