Overview This report follows on from Assaye Risk’s report “20180503 – Burundi Constitutional Referendum” and provides an update on activity leading up to the constitutional referendum in Burundi on 17 May 2018.  Over the past week, the government has officially started campaigning for a ‘yes’ vote...

Background On 01 May 2018, campaigning began for a national referendum on 17 May 2018, to decide whether presidential term limits should be increased from five to seven years.  Approval of the controversial referendum would allow a president to serve more than two consecutive terms after...

Nana Akufo-Addo, the leader of Ghana’s opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) claimed victory in last week’s presidential election, defeating the incumbent John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NCP).  Akufo-Addo secured nearly 54 percent of the vote, compared with 44 percent for Mahama. The election saw...