2020: It’s polling time for 22 African nations


By Tasie Theodore


It’s polling time in 22 of the 55 nations of Africa in 2020, with half of the contests involving presidential elections, The Difference checks reveal.

Of the nations where presidential elections are billed to hold, several of them are in West Africa. They are Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Niger and Togo. Other countries from the other regions of the continent that would be electing new Presidents include Burundi, Seychelles, Tanzania and Sudan.

While Ethiopia is not holding presidential elections, it will be conducting polls into the  House of People’s Representatives, local, Regional and State Councils & the House of the Federation. Mali, Gabon, Somalia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Somaliland and Comoros would also be holding parliamentary polls.


President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo







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