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Burundi vote funding allegations

The youth league of Burundi’s ruling party is forcing citizens to donate money to fund next year’s election, Human Rights Watch said, as fears...

Second call for DR Congo vote recount

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A second African bloc called for a recount of Democratic Republic of Congo's contested presidential election, raising pressure on Kinshasa to fix a dispute...

Run-off presidential vote in Mali

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Malians voted in a run-off presidential election on Sunday with observers reporting low turnout and several polling stations coming under attack from...

Dispute over Ethiopian emergency rule vote

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Footage of an Ethiopian parliamentary session posted online appeared to contradict official reports of votes cast to validate the state of emergency,...

No extra Parliamentary security for no confidence vote

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While today's secret ballot vote on yet another motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma will be the first ever in...

Call for Libyan polls in March 2018

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The head of Libya's UN-backed government has called for parliamentary and presidential elections in March 2018, although his proposals will likely have...

Bongo shrugs off calls for a vote recount

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Gabon's re-elected President Ali Bongo shrugged off international calls for a recount of last week's disputed vote saying it was a matter...

Rwandans vote but no contest seen for Kagame’s party

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Rwandans voted in a parliamentary election on Monday that is widely expected to hand an easy win to the ruling coalition in...

Egypt delays announcing final date for presidential

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The judicial committtee supervising Egypt's first presidential election since Hosni Mubarak was overthrown last year said on Sunday it had yet to...

In final leg of vote, Egypt’s Islamists eye majority

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The Islamist Muslim Brotherhood looks set for a dominant role in Egypt's first free parliament in decades and is promising rivals a...

Rwanda’s Kagame says fine with third term talk

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Rwanda's President Paul Kagame said he had no problem with calls for the constitution to be changed to allow him to run...

Congo opposition plans protest over election results

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Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition will call for peaceful marches across the country early next week to protest against Joseph Kabila's disputed...

Congo opposition welcomes vote results delay

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Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition party welcomed a delay in election results on Wednesday since this would allow time to make...

Putin’s party has domination cut in Russia

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Several thousand protesters took to the streets to demand an end to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's 12-year rule after voters cut...

Egypt Salafis want no pact with Muslim Brotherhood

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Egypt's ultra-conservative Islamist Salafis said they will not water down their views to ally with the more moderate Muslim Brotherhood, after a...

Feared “beltagia” thugs absent from Egypt polls

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"Beltagia, beltagia," were words that once struck fear into the hearts of Egyptians trying to vote in elections under Hosni Mubarak, as...

Egypt’s Christians seek to be heard in election

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Coptic Christians are trying to make their voices heard in Muslim-majority Egypt's parliamentary election, fearing Islamists could sweep in and deepen their...

Egypt Islamists expect gains in post-Mubarak poll

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Egyptians voted yesterday in a parliamentary election that Islamists hope will sweep them closer to power, even though the army generals who...

Chaos, arson, violence mar Congo election

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Deadly violence, arson and widespread voter confusion marred Democratic Republic of Congo's second post-war election yesterday, raising concerns of a protracted dispute...

Congo to vote despite violence

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Congo plans to push ahead with the country's second-post war election defying fears that a delay would be needed due to logistical...

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