Tunisia's election results are not final, but the moderate Islamist party Al Nahda seems poised to get a plurality of the vote. Some secularists voiced alarm, even as the party sought to reassure opponents.
Tunisians turned out in droves to vote in the Arab Spring's first democratic election today. Early indications were that voting went smoothly throughout most of the country.
Amid a US campaign to support democratic transition in Egypt, a state-run magazine derided the US 'ambassador from hell' and officials are investigating groups who accepted funding.
Nigeria's parliamentary and presidential elections, slated to begin Saturday, aim to tackle corruption and internal tension while setting an example for other African nations soon to hold votes.
Hundreds of war veterans – a potent force for President Mugabe – marched through Zimbabwe's capital Friday condemning the opposition for claiming it won the March 29 elections.