Polling stations opened in Nigeria on Saturday, the electoral commission said, as voters went to the polls to elect a new president in what is being seen as the closest campaign in the country's history.
Nigeria has postponed its presidential election on security grounds as the Boko Haram conflict intensifies, handing a potential lifeline to the ruling party as it battles a tough challenge from the opposition.
Sri Lanka expelled the Colombo station chief of India`s spy agency in the run-up to this month`s presidential election, political and intelligence sources said, accusing him of helping the opposition oust President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday expressed confidence in securing minority Tamil votes at the Presidential Election, although Sri Lanka`s main Tamil political party, urged the Tamils to back opposition candidate.
Sri Lanka's presidential election will not be deferred because of the floods that have swept many parts of the island nation over the past few days, killing 24 people with eight missing, an official said Monday.
Campaigning opened Saturday for a presidential election in Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring, with secularist Beji Caid Essebsi seen as the frontrunner after his party won milestone parliamentary polls.
Presidential candidates traded accusations over political corruption on Friday night in a last ditch attempt to sway undecided voters before Sunday`s election runoff in Brazil`s closest race in decades.