Across Africa

Ivorian voters hope for peaceful 2020 election

ACROSS AFRICA
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By: Georja Calvin-Smith Follow | Laura DI BIASIO
12 min

With fewer than 10 months to go until Ivory Coast's presidential election, voters are hoping that this time around, the exercise will go smoothly. Recent elections have led to crises and even civil war. Also, Senegal finally criminalises rape, meaning that abusers will face tougher penalties. And the Seychelles struggles to balance the health of its tourism industry with looking after its lush but delicate ecosystem.