WHO IS TESTING TERM LIMITS?
Some African leaders are finding it hard to organise elections and become presidents for-life (see page 18). Remaining in power for more than two terms used to be the norm, but there is now a strong trend developing that opposes long-stay presidents. Oppositionists in Togo are putting pressure on President Faure Gnassingbé to introduce term limits. Meanwhile Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza successfully swept term limits away in May, opening the possibility of his staying in power until 2034. Many eyes are on the DRC, where President Joseph Kabila has overstayed the end of his mandate and is delaying elections.