Facing a united opposition, Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika (photo) faces an uphill battle in Tuesday’s presidential elections, with the poll being viewed as a two-horse race between Mutharika and his opponent, John Tembo.
Colombian Defence Minister Juan Manuel Santos (pictured) has resigned and is considering a run for the presidency in 2010. Lawmakers are meanwhile debating a bill that would allow incumbent President Alvaro Uribe to run for a third term.
ANC leader Jacob Zuma was sworn in as South Africa's fourth president since the end of the apartheid era, in a glitzy ceremony Saturday that was be attended by heads of state, supporters and Zuma's three wives.
The African National Congress (ANC) seized a large parliamentary majority in April 22's general elections and today voted in ruling party boss Jacob Zuma as president. Zuma will be South Africa's fourth president since the fall of apartheid.
President Nicolas Sarkozy marks his second anniversary at the Elysee Palace Wednesday as the French economy and his popularity sink to new lows. According to a new opinion poll, 63 percent of the French see his record as "mostly negative".
The week in the Maghreb takes a look at Mauritania's June presidential election, a gigantic oil project in Libya and Moroccan private investigators - a profession that is rapidly gaining in popularity.
The Ivory Coast's envoy to the UN Security Council, Ilahiri Djedje, pledged that his country will hold long-delayed presidential elections by December 6, 2009 at the latest, arguing that the peace process in his troubled country is moving forward.
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa claimed an "overwhelming" re-election victory in Sunday's election. According to exit polls, the socialist leader won 54 to 55 percent of the votes, making him the first president to avoid a run-off.