Former Portuguese colony has been in political deadlock since 2015
In a rare move, African Union calls on Congo to delay the release of the final vote due to "doubts" over provisional results.
Twenty-seven members of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) appeared in a Zimbabwe court facing public violence charges on Saturday after six people were killed in post-election protests that were met by a military crackdown.
Among the requirements to be a candidate includes having a post-secondary school qualification and having no conviction of an election offence during the preceding five years.
Ex-football star, George Weah of the Congress For Democratic Change (CDC) will face current vice-president, Joseph Boakai of the ruling Unity Party (UP) in a race to succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
One of Liberia's main parties complains of fraud in Tuesday's presidential election, for which preliminary results are due any time.
Many queued before dawn on Tuesday to elect a successor to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and a new parliament.
The NEC Director of Communications Henry Boyd Flomo told Africanews that every one will have access to the results and by Wednesday, they will announce the provisional results.
Liberians are optimistic about their first power transfer for 73 years.
The first governor Thomas Buchanan was succeeded by the first black governor Joseph Jenkins Roberts who was elected as the first black president upon independence in 1847.
Kenya's election commission has set October 17 as the date for a new vote ordered by the Supreme Court when it annulled an August poll won by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says he disagrees with an historic Supreme Court decision to annul the result of last month's presidential election, citing irregularities.
President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared winner with 8,203,290 votes (54.3%), beating main opposition leader Raila Odinga who garnered 6,762,224 votes (44.7%).
Violence erupts in opposition strongholds in Nairobi as counting continues from Tuesday's election
Exactly a week before Kenya goes to the polls to elect a new president the lead official in charge of electronic voting was found dead on Monday after being missing for three days.