Democratic Republic Of Congo
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.
Kenya's presidential election will take place after not enough Supreme Court judges turned up to hear an eleventh-hour petition to delay the poll
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.
Angola's elections body has released final results of the August 23 polls. The ruling MPLA won by 61.07% picking 150 seats in the 220 seater parliament. Joao Lourenco was also declared president-elect
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.