Voters waiting in line, six feet apart, under bare trees and a blue sky.

Election Day 2020

As members of the Electoral College gather in state capitols around the country to complete an close out an election filled with rancor, we thought...

Egypt’s staged election

Egypt will hold a presidential election at the end of this month. But there’s little drama about who will actually win. President Abdel-Fatah...

Zimbabwe, South Africa in transition

Two figures have dominated the politics of southern Africa in recent years. One is Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe. The other is...

Europe confronts Russian hacking

There has been broad fallout from Russian efforts to hack the 2016 U.S. election, including sanctions, worsening relations between the two countries...

Congo’s retreat from democracy

After more than 16 years in power, the Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila was to step down after his term expired in...

Kenya losing battle with corruption

Kenya has long been one of the richest and most developed countries in Africa. The capital Nairobi is a hub for businesses all over the continent,...