• Contributor, V-Dem (Varieties of Democracy) – Democracy, Elections and Political Parties in Zanzibar(2000-2020).
  • Researcher, Providing for Peacekeeping Project – International Peace Institute (IPI) (2015-Ongoing).
  • Research in Popular Music and Culture (2019-Ongoing).
  • Research in Politics and Elections in Tanzania (Ongoing).

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A Look back at the 2020 Elections in Africa

By Mikhail Nyamweya Introduction There has been a discernible shift in electoral patterns in Africa in the past few years. One such example is the comeback victory made by Malawi’s Congress Party (MCP) in the 2020 elections. This notwithstanding, elsewhere in the continent, there has been an unprecedented democracy rollback. This has been seen through presidents that have changed their countries’ constitutions to eliminate the two-term limit including Presidents Gnassingbè (Togo), Museveni (Uganda), Idris Deby (Chad), Paul Biya (Cameroon), Kagame (Rwanda), the late Nkurunziza (Burundi) and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (Egypt), just to...