Namibians are casting their votes in Africa's first e-vote, with some hoping for a stronger opposition.
Since Michael Sata's death, the ruling party has witnessed an unprecedented fight for the presidency, which has also drawn in members of his family.
These elections will see opposition parties hoping to cash in on Swapo’s shortcomings.
The high court ruling means that Namibia will be the first African country to use electronic voting machines in a general election.
By upending common perceptions, the new Miss Uganda is heralding a different kind of beauty.
Namibians will vote for a new president and parliament for the sixth time since the country's independence from apartheid South Africa in 1990.
Mulenga, son of late Zambian president Michael Sata, has withdrawn his candidature for presidency of the Patriotic Front.
Striking workers at a mine in Swaziland linked to the ANC fear that a strong police presence could lead to a second Marikana.
Front runner in Tunisia's presidential vote, Beji Caid Essebsi, says only he can defend the country against the threat of Islamist extremism.
Responding to graft allegations levelled against her, former Malawian president Joyce Banda claims she has evidence of pressure to "implicate" her.
Although the death toll is still unknown, the suicide bombers - both women - killed more than 10 people, according to reports.
Kenyan teachers' union leader, Wilson Sossion, says that the lives of Kenyan civil servants are "clearly in danger" from insurgent attacks.
Approximately 70 to 100 people were slaughtered in Beni, the North Kivu provnce in the DRC last week by suspected Ugandan rebels.
Nigeria's main opposition party is being accused of cloning permanent voter cards ahead of the elections in February.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has changed the Constitution of the ruling Zanu-PF party, giving him sole power to appoint a successor.
In a landmark election, Tunisians are voting for a new president, the first such vote since the overthrow of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.
The Somali militants say they staged an attack in Kenya in which 28 people were shot dead.
At least 11 people have died and several others have been injured during a stampede at a church service in a stadium in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe, police say.
Zambia's acting president and acting head of the ruling party Guy Scott has been deemed ineligible to stand in the next presidential elections.