Sunday, March 20, 2016 10:58 am
Africa is holding a Super Sunday of polls today, with six countries streaming to polling stations.
Five African countries are voting in presidential elections, while Senegal is holding a referendum on reducing presidential terms.
A presidential run-off is going ahead in Niger even though the opposition candidate is in a French hospital.
In Tanzania’s semi-autonomous islands of Zanzibar, the presidential election is being re-run after it was cancelled due to irregularities last October.
Elections are also being held in Benin, Cape Verde and Congo-Brazzaville. Benin is having a run-off between Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou and businessman Patrice Talon
The opposition in Niger has called for a boycott alleging fraud.
President Muhamadou Issoufou is expected to win a second term in the vote against former prime minister and parliamentary speaker Hama Amadou.
Mr Amadou was jailed in November on baby-trafficking charges, which he denies. He was flown to Paris last week for medical treatment.