Togo opposition condemns constitutional change
Brigitte Adjamagbo-Johnson, coordinator of the opposition coalition in Togo condemns the country's new constitutional change, approved by the parliament. The change allows President Faure Gnassingbe, whose family has ruled the small West African country since 1967, to run two more times and potentially remain in power until 2030.
South Africa’s ANC set to lose ground
The rand is trading mixed today as the ruling African National Congress looks on track for a convincing win in national elections. According to a projection, the ANC is set to win over 55% of the vote. This would mean a substantial reduction from the last national contest in 2014.
South Africa: Opposition leader Mmusi Maimane casts his vote
Mmusi Maimane, leader of the main opposition centrist Democratic Alliance (DA) party, casts his vote in the South African general elections. The ruling ANC party, in power since 1994, is the favorite to win despite corruption scandals, sluggish economic growth, and record unemployment.