DRC President Joseph Kabila has a lead over top challenger Etienne Tshisekedi, with election officials due to name a winner amid fears of violence.
Opposition leader Michael Sata has taken an early lead over President Banda in Zambia's elections -- but the contest is tight and too close to call.
President Rupiah Banda hopes Zambia's mining boom will propel him to re-election on Tuesday over main opposition leader Michael Sata.
Southern African leaders opened a summit in Angola on Wednesday under pressure to address growing regional unrest.
Malawi risks going down the same road as regional basket case Zimbabwe, said the leader of recent anti-government protests that left 19 dead.
It's a venue fit for a prince and princess: a hotel famous for its sweeping views of the ocean and a presidential suite that lists for R50 000.
The brutal fighting between the ANC and the IFP has ended, but other than that the place in Thokoza where Greg Marinovich was shot hasn't changed.
US First Lady Michelle Obama met Nelson Mandela at his home on Tuesday in a rare visit for the ageing icon.
Madagascar's exiled former president, Marc Ravalomanana, vowed on Wednesday to return to the island despite the army and police warning against it.
Southern African leaders on Sunday pressured Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe to make democratic reforms ahead of new elections.