Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui: arrested on money-laundering charges on August 23rd, but the electoral commission has allowed him to compete in the September 15th poll. Photograph: Fethi Belaid

Campaigning ended on Friday in Tunisia’s presidential election before Sunday’s first round of voting, pitting more than two dozen candidates against e(...)

A staff member of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission  carries a box of ballot papers  in Port Harcourt on Friday. Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba//AFP/Getty Images

Nigerians are preparing to go to the polls again, hoping the presidential election will go ahead on Saturday morning after last weekend’s 11th-hour po(...)

People line-up  to vote in Zimbabwe’s election in Kwekwe early on Monday. Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images

European Union observers have said the vote in Zimbabwe’s general election was “very smooth” in some places and “totally disorganised” in others. Pr(...)

A mother takes her children to school by motorbike in Phnom Penh. Photograph: Nevenka Lukin

Almost every day brings fresh news that sends jitters through Cambodia’s human rights community. On November 16th, the latest update was that the supr(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: Said she was concerned about use of language that is “overly racist and does down women” but said the Government would be respectful of the US election process.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has said she is “concerned” about the campaign rhetoric of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, but still expect(...)

A former Irish government official and Fine Gael general secretary was staying in the same heavily guarded Tripoli hotel where Libyan prime minister A(...)