Russia's opposition weakened as Putin looks set for fourth term
On Sunday, Russians head to the polls for a presidential election. It's a contest that holds no surprises, with Vladimir Putin assured of winning a fourth term in office. Six years ago, however, his re-election was greeted by the largest wave of protests in post-Soviet Russia. But the authorities chose to respond with force. Today, the weakened opposition has little chance of rallying people again.
Putin critic Navalny gets initial backing to run as president
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny says he has gathered enough nominations to challenge Vladimir Putin in March's presidential election.
Kenya in turmoil over incomplete polls
Kenyans who boycotted a repeat presidential election voiced relief on Saturday after authorities indefinitely delayed further attempts to hold the vote in some opposition areas due to the risk of violence. But while the election board's decision stemmed the prospect of more clashes, it also pushed to the fore a new question: can President Uhuru Kenyatta be declared winner of a vote in which ballots were not cast in more than 20 of Kenya's 290 constituencies?
Kenyan opposition leader won't run in new election
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga won't run in a new presidential election ordered by the Supreme Court, testing the limits of the East African nation’s constitution and the power of the judiciary.
Facebook finds election Ad spending likely from Russia
Facebook Inc. says it found about $100,000 in ad spending connected to fake accounts likely run from Russia that aimed to stir political controversy in the U.S. ahead of last year’s presidential election.
Kenya's oppostion leader refuses to share power
Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Sunday that his coalition will not share power, two days after the Supreme Court annulled last month's presidential election and ordered a new poll within 60 days.
Kenyatta urges for calm after Supreme Court ruling
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta urged for calm and respectful of the Supreme Court's ruling that nullified his victory in Kenya's recent presidential election.
Comey says Trump asked him to drop part of Russia probe
Former FBI director James Comey accused U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday of asking him to drop an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn as part of a probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Countdown to Kenya's election begins
Kenyan opposition politician Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka present their election documents to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission ahead of the presidential election in August.