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ISS: Roots of Nigeria’s election violence

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President Muhammadu Buhari has been elected for a second term. Nigerians have also elected new members of the National Assembly, and on 9 March,...

Libyan rivals agree on need for national election

Libya’s internationally recognised Prime Minister Serraj al-Fayez and the military commander of its eastern half Khalifa Haftar, met and agreed national elections are necessary...

Lack of funds could put more than half of Libya local...

At least 69 municipal councils out of 120 in Libya may not hold elections in March due to a lack of funding by the...

Dozens killed, wounded in wake of Congo election results

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The U.N. human rights office said on Friday that it had documented 34 people killed, 59 wounded and 241 "arbitrary arrests" in the Democratic...

DR Congo under mounting foreign pressure for vote recount

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Democratic Republic of Congo faced growing pressure from African neighbours and beyond on Monday for a recount of its contested presidential election in a...

U.S. orders non-emergency staff out of Congo before election

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The U.S. State Department said on Saturday it had ordered non-emergency government staff and family members of government employees to leave Democratic Republic of...

ISS: DRC’s flawed elections will probably go ahead

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Martin Fayulu, one of the main opposition candidates in the upcoming Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) elections, arrived back in Kinshasa this...

DR Congo government must secure polls for election – UN

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With key national elections due next month in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), armed groups in the east of the...

Libyan election in northern hemisphere Spring?

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Libya could hold elections next spring, Italian Foreign Affairs Minister Enzo Moavero said, after Italy hosted a two-day conference in Palermo to...

Haftar supports elections sees others stalling

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Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, a key figure in the future of the troubled North African country, supports plans for national elections in...

Peaceful elections pledged for DR Congo

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Outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila pledged at the United Nations "peaceful, credible" elections would be held in his country...

Libya too unstable for elections

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Conditions in Libya are too unstable to hold elections, Prime Minister Fayez Seraj was cited as saying, casting doubts on a French-led...

Zimbabwe’s president takes oath as U.S. censure hangs over vote

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Emmerson Mnangagwa urged Zimbabwe to unite behind his presidency on Sunday, as he took the oath of office following a divisive election...

ISS: Mistrust taints Mali’s polls

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On 20 August, Mali's Constitutional Court confirmed the victory of incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, who was elected with 67.16% of the...

EU observers saw irregularities but no fraud during Mali vote

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European Union observers said on Tuesday they saw irregularities but not fraud during Mali's presidential run-off, despite opposition accusations that President Ibrahim...

Mali opposition leaders refuse to back challenger in presidential run-off

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The third and fourth-place finishers in the first round of Mali's presidential election declined on Thursday to endorse opposition leader Soumaila Cisse...

ISS: Manufacturing dissent – the cost of election propaganda in Zimbabwe

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The response of Zimbabwe's main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance, to the defeat of their presidential candidate suggests...

Zimbabwe’s first post-Mugabe vote – can it be free and fair?

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Whether you're a foreign investor, a Western diplomat or a Zimbabwean voter, the hope was that after Robert Mugabe was ousted last...

Reports of voter intimidation, coercion ahead Zimbabwe poll

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Voter intimidation, threats of violence and coercion including people forced to attend political rallies are being increasingly reported ahead of Zimbabwe's elections...

Egypt, France see need for Libyan elections by year-end, after ‘relative...

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Egypt and France believe that Libya should move towards holding elections now that there has been "relative progress" in the situation in...

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