Polls close across most of Sudan after four-day vote

Polling stations closed across most of Sudan on Thursday after nationwide elections that President Omar al-Bashir is widely expected to win were extended by one day.

UN Security council to vote on Yemen Huthi resolution

The UN Security Council will vote Tuesday on a draft resolution demanding Yemen`s Huthi rebels withdraw from territory they have seized and authorising an arms embargo and sanctions against their leaders.

UN vote on Yemen arms embargo today; Russia stance unclear

The UN Security Council is due to vote on Tuesday on a resolution to blacklist the son of Yemen`s former president and a Houthi leader and effectively impose an arms embargo on the rebels who rule most of the country, diplomats said.  

As Clinton eyes presidency, so does Republican Rubio

US Democrats have their 2016 presidential frontrunner in Hillary Clinton, but the Republican field remains wide open -- and it got even wider Monday, with first-term Senator Marco Rubio joining the race.

President-elect`s party wins majority of Nigeria states in regional vote

The party of Nigeria`s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has won governorship elections in a majority of Nigeria`s 36 states, building its strength nationwide after a historic presidential win, official results on Monday showed.

Hillary, hungry for White House, set to launch Clinton 2.0

Hillary Clinton is expected to finally announce her White House candidacy Sunday, empowering her to parry Republican attacks as she seeks to become the United States` first female president.

Regional vote extended in oil hub as Nigeria awaits results

Voting in Nigeria`s regional elections extended into Sunday in the restive Rivers state after irregularities at some polling stations, as the nation anxiously awaited the results.

Japan`s ruling camp wins local polls in `Abenomics` litmus test: Media

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s ruling coalition on Sunday won local elections seen as a referendum on his efforts to boost the economy before upper house elections next year, news reports said.

Turkey opposition says election ad banned by state TV

Turkey`s main opposition party on Saturday said state television had banned its campaign advertisement for June 7 legislative elections.

Nigeria votes for state governors, local assemblies

Nigerians were on Saturday voting to choose new state governors and local assemblies, with the main opposition party tipped to build on its victory in the presidential race.

Nigerians to vote for powerful governors in state elections

The final stage of Nigeria`s election will begin on Saturday with state governorship polls, two weeks after a presidential vote saw an incumbent leader unseated at the ballot box for the first time.

Sudan vote set to extend Bashir rule as opposition boycotts

Sudan heads to the polls next week in elections widely expected to extend President Omar al-Bashir`s quarter-century rule, despite his indictment for alleged war crimes, continued unrest and a faltering economy.

EU says Sudan elections cannot produce `credible` result

The EU said Thursday that next week`s Sudan elections, widely expected to see President Omar al-Bashir extend his 25-year rule, cannot produce a "credible" result.

Sudan rebels seize election material days before vote: Spokesman

Rebels in Sudan`s South Kordofan said Sunday they had captured a lorry carrying ballot boxes to polling stations for nationwide elections due next week, vowing to disrupt voting in the conflict-hit region.

Benedict Cumberbatch replicated in choco statue
Benedict Cumberbatch replicated in choco statue

A life-sized chocolate statue of “The Imitation Game” star Benedict Cumberbatch has been crafted out of cocoa to celebrate the fact that he has been voted the dishiest dramatic actor on UKTV.

Obama calls Nigerian president-elect Buhari: White House

US President Barack Obama spoke to Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari and outgoing leader Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday, praising both for their role in the country`s first democratic transfer of power.

Thousands celebrate as Nigeria opposition claims vote win

Thousands of people spilled into the streets in northern Nigeria in celebration today after opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari claimed victory in the presidential election.

Nigeria rejects US-UK poll `interference` fears

Nigeria`s electoral commission on Monday hit back at US and British fears of political interference in the country`s general election, saying there was "no evidence" of party meddling in the count.

Boko Haram advance on northern city as Nigerians vote

 Suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked polling stations and destroyed election material in two northeastern towns, police said as Nigerians continued voting today in certain areas that suffered technical glitches.

Nigerian voters try again after technical glitches

Nigeria`s closely fought general election went into a second day on Sunday after failures in controversial new technology snarled the polling, including for President Goodluck Jonathan.