Hassan Rouhani has a lead in Iran's presidential election, garnering nearly 51% of the vote at 76% of polling stations, says the interior ministry.
Voters have begun registering for elections in Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarchy, with unions calling for a boycott of a "rubber-stamp" poll.
Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has injured his head after falling at a rally just days before national elections, say officials.
Malaysian politicians have made a last campaign push as Prime Minister Najib Razak's coalition competes against the opposition ahead of the elections.
A candidate running for Parliament in Pakistan's election next week has been shot dead along with his three-year-old son in Karachi, say police.
SA is in discussions on whether to help cash-strapped Zimbabwe fund its presidential and parliamentary elections, says the national treasury.
Kenyan presidential hopefuls made a final bid to woo voters Saturday on the last day of campaigning for the tightly fought March 4 elections.
In the run-up to Kenya's elections in March, people still displaced have camped around the town of Nakuru in Rift Valley and fear renewed violence.
President Ismael Omar Guelleh's regime is up against its most serious threat in a decade: a united opposition for this week's legislative elections.
The stakes are high, and the choice is between two presidential candidates who both lack integrity.
Mamphela Ramphele has set off rampant guesswork about whether she could finally help forge a viable alternative to the seemingly unshakeable ANC.
Elections and referendum are on hold as officials squabble, but issues will hopefully be resolved soon, writes Ray Ndlovu.
Egypt, battered by political turmoil and an economic crisis, will hold a parliamentary election in April, officials have said.
Sierra Leone's main opposition party has conceded defeat to President Ernest Bai Koroma, weeks after complaining the election was marred by fraud.
Sierra Leone People's Party has called on members to boycott government proceedings, claiming electoral fraud had undermined the recent elections.
Rights groups have voiced fears that Zimbabwean authorities would launch a crackdown on rights activists ahead of a referendum and the 2013 elections.
Sierra Leone saw a largely peaceful, well-conducted vote despite reports of money changing hands and polling stations marred by bees or lack of light.
Sierra Leoneans have crowded polling stations to vote, saying they wanted to elect leaders who would bring prosperity to the poor West African state.
Vice-president Xi Jinping has been appointed chief of China's military.
The Mail & Guardian takes a look at the continent's new and not-so-new leaders who were elected into office this year.