Burkina Faso is seeing its first democratic elections in decades. The people of the West African country are voting for a new president and a new parliament since the country's longtime leader was ousted in a popular uprising last year.
The opposition and foreign governments had questioned the legitimacy of the weekend regional elections. Left-wing President Nicolas Maduro has said electoral fraud is impossible in the South American country.
Burkina Faso's late President Thomas Sankara is considered one of Africa’s revolutionaries and an icon of the liberation movement. He continues to inspire youth movements across Africa.
Andrej Babis, a Czech billionaire compared to Donald Trump for his attacks on established political parties and the EU, looks likely to become the country's next leader after elections. Tim Gosling reports from Prague.
Soon after opposition head Raila Odinga dropped Kenya's election rerun, lawmakers passed a bill making it easier to name President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner. But a recent court ruling means he may face a new challenger.
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