African Union chairman and president of Rwanda Paul Kagame speaks during a meeting with African leaders  in Addis Ababa on Thursday. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday rejected an African Union demand to delay announcing final results from its presidential election, compound(...)

Reports of thousands of people left off the electoral register, ongoing security concerns and allegations of voter fraud have fuelled concerns that Mali is rushing into the elections. Photograph: Reuters/Joe Penney

Widespread flaws in Mali’s election preparations threaten to undermine confidence in the outcome of Sunday’s vote. Reports of thousands of people left(...)