A final list of candidates set for the presidential contest omits opposition leader Ousmane Sonko. It appears to mark the end of Sonko's presidential ambitions for this year.
Bangladesh will hold parliamentary elections on Sunday. Opposition and rights groups have said the vote can be neither free nor fair — and accuse the current government of carrying out a brutal crackdown, arbitrarily jailing thousands of opposition party leaders and activists.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's SPD no longer expects the 2024 federal budget to be passed this year, but a political agreement among Germany's governing parties could be reached in the coming days.
Voters in DR Congo are due to go to the polls again on Thursday, in a general election marked by severe logistical troubles that meant some polling stations never opened.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak survived a rebellion within his party over his signature immigration policy. The plan to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda has cost millions — and so far been an abject failure.
Presidential elections in Egypt will take place from December 10 to 12. President Abdel Fattah al Sisi is running for a third term which outcome is predictable, even more now that the election campaign has been overshadowed by the Gaza war. But also because no serious other candidate is facing him, as lamented by human rights defenders.
Liberia's electoral commission on Tuesday scheduled a presidential election run-off for November after results showed that the two frontrunners, President George Weah and opposition leader Joseph Boakai, had failed to secure enough votes.
In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis approved changes to the norms governing the Synod of Bishops in April, paving the way for women to hold 54 of the 365 votes as the church charts out its path for the future.
Some in Liberia were queuing hours before polls opened on Tuesday in an election that follows President Weah's first term, which was marked by corruption allegations and ongoing hardship.
Armenia's parliament votes to join the International Criminal Court in a move that Russia had already said would be an unfriendly step. Meanwhile, there are "surreal" scenes in the abandoned enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The ballot hadn't been expected until spring next year. But Egypt's National Election Authority announced this week that the country would be holding its presidential vote in December, amid its worst-ever economic crisis. The vote is already fraught with accusations of repression. Human rights groups say at least 35 opposition supporters have been arrested in recent months. Our Cairo correspondent Eduard Cousin tells us more.
House Republicans will try to advance four party-line funding bills this week, though they would not avert a looming government shutdown.