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'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.
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's opposition argued in the country's top court on Wednesday that the presidential election results must be thrown out.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa took a strong lead in the counting of votes on Thursday.
International observers urged the electoral commission to release the tally as soon as possible to avoid further violence.
The election will be the first since former leader Robert Mugabe was removed in a de facto coup in November.
Trump's news conference alongside Putin drew fire from members of both political parties.
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.
Turkish voters had for the first time cast ballots for both president and parliament in the snap polls, with Erdogan looking for a first round knockout and an overall majority for his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).