With the election just days away, Germany's traditional political partnerships could be fracturing.
Ethiopia's ruling EPRDF party has scored another landslide victory in national and regional elections, according to the final results. But critics and the opposition say there is no real multiparty system in the country.
Criticism of Burundi's parliamentary elections continues, inside and outside the country. For the ruling party, they were a resounding success, for the opposition they had little to do with democracy.
German coalition government leaders have agreed steps to reach a self-set target for lower carbon emissions ahead of key UN climate talks. Their dropping of a levy on coal-fired power stations has angered ecologists.
Low voter turnout at controversial Burundian parliamentary elections +++ Liberia records a new Ebola case months after it was declared Ebola free +++ African theater highlights political issues at Africologne festival