Tough challenges ahead of Africa’s 2024 elections

Africa has a busy election calendar in 2024, with 19 countries slated for presidential or general elections. The elections are a gamut of competitive multiparty elections to perfunctory electoral exercises.

Two-thirds of these elections are packed into the last quarter of the year. A series of elections in southern Africa, where a single party has long dominated, may see their first transition of power while others may lose their legislative majorities.

This potentially reflects a healthy maturation of multi-partyism while incentivising innovation in these contexts.

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Routine child vaccination imperative

The recent Vaccination Day in Motokwe, orchestrated through collaborative efforts between UNICEF, USAID, BRCS, and the Ministry of Health, underscores a commendable stride towards fortifying child health services.The painful reality as reflected by the Ministry of Health's data regarding the decline in routine immunisation coverage since the onset of the pandemic, is a cause for concern.It underscores the urgent need to address the...

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