2013 In Retrospect: Leadership, Electoral Processes And Conflicts In Africa

Network Africa on its debut edition for 2014 takes a look at the continent of Africa during the year 2013.

Focus is on Ghana because of the presidential election it held during the year, the electoral process, the post-election disputes and the eventual victory for President John Dramani Mahama.

Efforts by African leaders to sustain democratic governments across the continent are also in focus as 2013 witnessed the toppling of a democratically elected government in Central African Republic, with bloody crisis in Mali.

2013 also provided Nigeria the reminder for the build-up to a controversial centenary, with its 1914 amalgamation having come under scrutiny, raising questions about the terms of existence of Nigeria as a nation.

Also in focus is the Kenyan election of March 4, 2013, which produced Deputy Prime Minister, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta as President.

Looking back at the year 2013 would be incomplete without the monumental passing away of Anti-apartheid hero, Late Dr Nelson Mandela.

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