Nigeria, with an estimated population of about 200 million people, celebrates 21 years of returning to democratic rule on what is now known as inauguration day today June 12. GuardianTV takes a look at how far and how well the Nigerian democracy has come after 21 years after returning to civil rule.
In this edition, Burundi held an election to replace President Pierre Kurunziza, who has been in power for fifteen years. Controversy has overshadowed the voting process with opposition politicians saying their supporters have been subject to intimidation. Also, Zimbabwe has received medical help from China to treat coronavirus patients. We'll bring you a report from our correspondents.
The right-hand man of DR Congo's president is temporarily relieved of his duties because of a corruption trial. Vital Kamerhe denies skimming more than $50 million off public funds. Also, crowds of voters pack into rallies as candidates for Burundi's presidential election ramp up campaigning ahead of next week's vote. The poll will choose a successor to controversial incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza. And home-brewed pineapple booze is the solution of choice for South Africans desperate for a drink. A ban on alcohol sales was brought in as part of the country's coronavirus restrictions.
Sinn Fein party leader Mary Lou McDonald celebrates winning the popular vote in Saturday's Irish general election. Counting is still underway but McDonald says she could be the next leader of the Republic after an election set to end the historic duopoly of two centre-right parties.