Webinar

Africa: What to expect from elections in 2023

Thirteen African countries are scheduled to hold presidential or legislative elections this year. This webinar focuses on the four elections of greatest potential impact: Nigeria, home to the largest population in Africa; Zimbabwe, where the fractious and unloved Zanu-PF has already unleashed violence on its opponents; Gabon, where President Ali Bongo may try (again) to cheat to get a third term; and the DRC, where armed conflict is complicating the already massive task of registering 50 million voters across a territory the size of Western Europe. We also touch on the elections in Eswatini, Libya, and Madagascar.

Louw Nel
Louw Nel

Senior Political Analyst

+27 (0)21 863 6200

Louw Nel

Louw Nel

Senior Political Analyst

Cape Town, South Africa

Louw is the senior political analyst at Oxford Economics Africa. He joined the company in 2020 after five years with South Africa’s official opposition party, serving as its operations director at Parliament. He has an obsessive relationship with African politics and covers South Africa and several other countries.

Pieter Scribante
Pieter Scribante

Political Economist

Pieter Scribante

Pieter Scribante

Political Economist

Paarl, South Africa

Pieter is a political economist at Oxford Economics Africa. He is the primary analyst for Nigeria and Mauritius and focuses on measuring political-economic risks across the continent. Pieter holds an MSc in Political Science & Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and an MCom in Economics from the University of Pretoria.

Additional Speakers

Francois Conradie – Lead Political Economist

François is the lead political economist, covering politics in North and West Africa, and economics in Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. He has been with Oxford Economics Africa for 11 years, watching Africa go through the time of the Arab Spring uprisings, commodity price cycles, the effects of Covid-19, and the impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine. Contact here

Zaynab Mohamed – Political Analyst

Zaynab is a political analyst at Oxford Economics Africa and specialises in the East Africa region. She is also responsible for the economic analysis of Sudan. Zaynab holds a BA (Hons) in International Relations from Stellenbosch University. Contact here

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