2021 African election calendar

Updated Sep 2021

Country Election Date
Algeria Legislative elections Held 12 June 2021
Angola Local elections Postponed from Apr 2021
Benin Presidential Held 11 Apr 2021
Burkina Faso Local Postponed from May 2021 to 2022
Cape Verde Presidential Due 17 Oct 2021
National Assembly Held 18 Apr 2021
Central African Republic National Assembly (second round) Held 14 Mar 2021
Chad President Held 11 Apr 2021
National Assembly & local Due 24 Oct 2021
Côte d'Ivoire National Assembly Held 6 Mar 2021
Djibouti Presidential Held 9 April 2021
Ethiopia House of Representatives & Federal States (except Harar, Somali and Tigray Regions) Held 21 Jun 2021
House of Representatives & Federal States (Harar and Somali Regions) Due 30 Sep 2021
Gabon Senate (indirect) Held 6 Feb 2021
The Gambia Presidential Due 4 Dec 2021
Libya Presidential and Parliamentary Due 24 Dec 2021
Mauritius Local Postponed from Jun 2021
Morocco House of Representatives, regional, local,
Assembly of Councillors (indirect, after local)
Held 8 Sep 2021
Niger Presidential (second round) Held 21 Feb 2021
Republic of Congo Presidential Held 21 Mar 2021
Rwanda Local Held 20 Feb - 5 Mar 2021
Senegal Regional & Local Postponed indefinately from 28 Mar 2021
São Tomé & Príncipe Presidential Held 18 Jul 2021
Presidential (runoff) Held 29 Aug 2021
Somalia Presidential (indirect) Due 10 Oct 2021
Somalia (Parliamentary) Senate (indirect) Held 25 - 28 Jul 2021
House of the People (indirect) Due 12 Sep - 2 Oct 2021
Somaliland (indirect) House of Representatives & Senate Held 31 May 2021
South Africa District & Municipal Due 1 Nov 2021
Uganda Presidential, National Assembly (first round) Held 14 Jan 2021
Presidential, National Assembly (second round) Held 8 Feb 2021
Zambia Presidential, National Assembly, local Held 12 Aug 2021