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Tunisia gears up for presidential poll steeped in uncertainty

Tunisia gears up for presidential poll steeped in uncertainty

Tunisia will hold on Sunday its second free presidential election by universal suffrage since the 2011 uprising that toppled an autocratic regime, with growing uncertainty over who will reach the next round.

Cohen to accuse Trump over WikiLeaks, Moscow project, hush payments

Cohen to accuse Trump over WikiLeaks, Moscow project, hush payments

Michael Cohen, the former "fixer" and personal lawyer for US President Donald Trump, plans to testify on Wednesday that Trump knew ahead of time about a leak of emails that would hurt his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

Nigerian presidential poll postponed, opposition slams decision

Nigerian presidential poll postponed, opposition slams decision

Nigeria's president and the leading opposition candidate urged people to remain calm after a national election scheduled for Saturday was postponed by a week just five hours before polls were due to open.

DR Congo court to rule on disputed poll, snubbing African Union

DR Congo court to rule on disputed poll, snubbing African Union

DR Congo's top court said it will give its verdict Saturday on final presidential election results which have been challenged at home and abroad, spurning an appeal from the African Union to suspend the announcement.

Opposition candidate takes early lead in Maldives election

Opposition candidate takes early lead in Maldives election

Abdulla Yameen was expected to cement his grip on power, amid criticism over the fairness of the vote on the islands, best known as a luxury holiday destination.

Zimbabwe opposition asks court to annul election result

Zimbabwe opposition asks court to annul election result

Zimbabwe's opposition argued in the country's top court on Wednesday that the presidential election results must be thrown out.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa takes strong lead in vote count

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa takes strong lead in vote count

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa took a strong lead in the counting of votes on Thursday.

Zimbabwe presidential rivals both signal election win

Zimbabwe presidential rivals both signal election win

International observers urged the electoral commission to release the tally as soon as possible to avoid further violence.

Zimbabwe presidential election too close to call - poll

Zimbabwe presidential election too close to call - poll

The election will be the first since former leader Robert Mugabe was removed in a de facto coup in November.

Trump says Putin summit 'even better' than Nato meeting

Trump says Putin summit 'even better' than Nato meeting

Trump's news conference alongside Putin drew fire from members of both political parties.

Trump sees no reason to believe Russia behind election meddling

Trump sees no reason to believe Russia behind election meddling

Donald Trump said not a single critical word about Russia on any of the issues that have brought relations between the Washington and Moscow to a post-Cold War low.

Madagascar to hold presidential vote in November

Madagascar to hold presidential vote in November

The Indian Ocean island nation has been in the grip of a growing stand-off over proposed electoral reforms that triggered mass protests.