As Uganda prepares to go to the polls, should its nationals living abroad have the right to vote?
So far almost a dozen African countries including Burkina Faso, Mali and South Africa allow their citizens living abroad to cast their votes. And Ghana and Morocco are in the process of giving their expats the same rights, and there are ubiquitous calls for action across the continent.
But in 2000, Zimbabwe stripped its nationals living abroad of their right to vote.
With millions of Africans living outside the continent, should more countries give their expats the vote? Or when you leave your country, do you also leave behind your right to have a say in how the country is run? What impact would the diaspora have in your country’s politics?