Africa Decides: All the upcoming elections and votes
How to use the map: the basics
This African elections map shows you all the upcoming votes. Move around and click to find out more.
The colour tells you approximately when the election is:
- Red – This month
- Orange – Next month
- Yellow – In two months
- Green – Beyond that
The icon tells you who is up for election:
Want much more in-depth information about the elections?
The map just gives you the basic info. But you can get much more up-to-date and in-depth coverage if you sign up to our Insiders Newsletter:
- Information about the context and system behind every election.
- Analysis of the candidates, platforms, parties and significance of the vote, updated each week.
- The results and outcomes explained.
- Essential reading around the vote.
- The latest headlines from around the web.
For a taste of what to expect from our election coverage, check out this free preview from June 2018.
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Upcoming African elections: A list
Here are the upcoming elections in list form. The exact dates are liable to change. It includes links to relevant African Arguments articles.
- ?: Mali – National Assembly
- 23: Mauritania – President, National Assembly
Beyond [being updated]
- 22 September: DR Congo – Local/Regional/Gubernatorial
- 15 October: Mozambique – President, National Assembly, Local
- ? October: Botswana – President and National Assembly
- ? October: Cameroon – Legislative, Local
- ? November Namibia – President and National Assembly
- ? November: Tunisia – President and Constituent Assembly
- ? November: Guinea – Legislative
- ? December Somaliland – Legislative
- ? December Mauritius – Legislative
- ? Chad – Legislative, Local