MWAGIRU: Leadership changes loom in several African countries

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As expected, Egyptian strongman Abdel Fattah al-Sisi romped home with a landslide in the presidential election.

Long before the poll, the incumbent’s critics had described it as a sham, and it was little surprise that the turnover was just 40 per cent of the registered voters.

That was a sharp drop from 47 per cent turnout registered during the last presidential poll in 2014 that catapulted al-Sisi into his first term.

The predictable electoral turn of events in Egypt came when several African countries are expecting changes of leadership, among them Botswana, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia.

In Botswana, the beginning of April is expected to usher in a change of guard in the country’s leadership following the anticipated retirement at the end of March of…

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