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21 Feb
May 29 is set as the date when South Africa's ruling ANC party will face voters for what may be the first real challenge to its domination of the political landscape. Also, Guinea's ruling junta doubles down on its dissolution of the government by announcing further restrictions.
6 Feb
Ex-PM Imran Khan's incarceration and a crackdown on his PTI party have cast a dark shadow on the February 8 polls with many citizens expressing cynicism about the election outcome. DW's Shamil Shams reports from Karachi.
27 Jan
China and Nauru re-established diplomatic ties on Wednesday, after the tiny Pacific island nation unexpectedly severed relations with its now former ally Taiwan in a move the United States described as "unfortunate".
13 Jan
Three candidates, two superpowers and one island. Taiwan is picking a president and a parliament on Saturday amid steadily surging nationalism in mainland China and all the talk of decoupling and derisking by the United States. Who will succeed the outgoing pro-Western president, Tsai Ing-wen? How high are the stakes?
13 Jan
Images of the Indian prime minister promoting India's idyllic Lakshadweep islands have exacerbated tensions with the Maldives, which is turning more towards China under a new government.
3 Jan
As we leave the old year behind us, we delve into the promise of young Africa. Its youth is key to changing relationships, both on and off the continent. Also, 2024 is set to be a big year for several of the continent's heavyweights. From elections to economic overhauls, we take a look at some of the landmark dates already on the calendar. Plus, Felix Tshisekedi wins a second term as president of DR Congo after a contested election.
22 Dec
The stakes are as high as the wait is long in CongoVoting rolled over for an unscheduled second day in a sprawling, often unruly Central African nation that’s picking a president, national, regional and municipal lawmakers. The logistics are challenging, the politics are rough in a resources-rich nation that’s dogged by poverty, corruption and decades of insurgencies in the east.
7 Dec
Congo plans to hold elections in December amid debates about the integrity of the country's electoral process and a spiraling conflict in the east of the DRC. How are Western nations reacting?
3 Dec
The South Asian country is set to hold general elections in February 2024, but the imprisonment of former Prime Minister Imran Khan and a crackdown on his party have raised questions over the vote's credibility.
15 Nov
Military leaders ousted former President Ali Bongo in August after disputing the outcome of an election. The Bongo family had ruled Gabon since 1967 and critics say it did not share the country's oil wealth.
14 Nov
The construction workers were digging a motorway tunnel, part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's road project. Rescue operations are underway to save those trapped.
5 Nov
Opposition parties want a caretaker government to oversee the next parliamentary elections but PM Sheikh Hasina has repeatedly ruled it out. Violent clashes in recent days have sparked global concern.

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