Ivory Coast's president decides not to push his luck and seek another term. His shoes may be difficult to fill.
The winds of change are blowing in southern Africa, with the ruling party recording its worst-ever result in Namibia's presidential and parliamentary elections.
Election news from around the world. This week Afghanistan, Tunisia, Mozambique and Austria.
Ethiopia's leader is a worthy recipient of the Nobel peace prize, but there is a lot of work still to be done in his country and the region.
Tunisia's democracy remains intact, with a conservative law professor and a populist media baron winning through to the second round of the presidential election.
A suspicious death in custody ends the unfortunate life of Egypt's first and only elected president.
South African voters have drifted a little towards the extremes of left and right, but the one-and-a-half party system remains firmly in place.
Progress results from South Africa's election show the ANC losing some ground but still unchallenged for supremacy.
South Africa goes to the polls to give its new president a mandate in his own right. Change may be on the way, but it comes slowly.
Change in the Middle East didn't finish with the Arab Spring. Algeria's president resigned this week, and his counterparts in Sudan and Turkey are under threat.