Some observers think the early polls will emphasize the futility of the electoral process, and usher in more instability.Africa,lesotho,South Africa,Natalie Shure
Parliament pulls out of meeting after recent suicide bombings.
A new coalition government in Tunisia was approved by the parliament. Africa,Middle East,Arab Spring,Tunisia,Natalie Shure
Voters in Zambia are going to the polls in a presidential election caused by the death of Michael Sata last year.
Demonstrators gathered in Kinshasa to protest an amendment that could delay the 2016 ballot.
Oppo asked the High Court to annul new law, saying it risked turning Kenya into a dictatorship.
Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi has been confirmed as winner of Tunisia's first free presidential poll.
Plan to restrict presidents to two terms in office has been dropped for the time being by heads of state.
President Omar al-Bashir was re-elected with 94% of the vote as opposition boycotted poll.
Condemns Nigeria's decision to recall its ambassador over a spate of attacks against foreigners.
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