The 19 candidates have only two weeks to convince voters, compared to twenty-one days provided for by the code. Also in the news, in Gabon, the CEO of the Gabonese Democratic Party, the former ruling party, is seeking a makeover.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, mediation was proposed by Angola and its president Joao Lourenço, mediator of the African Union. A meeting between Paul Kagamé and Félix Thsisekedi could take place soon.