It has been election season in Africa over the last few months. To be honest, it is always election season somewhere on the continent. But since late last year we have had three particularly important elections: in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in Nigeria and in Senegal. Each has been important, but in very different ways.
First and foremost, all were overwhelmingly peaceful. Tragically, there were some deaths in both DRC and Nigeria. But none of the... more