21 December 2014 Last updated at 14:31

Tunisia holds landmark election

Tunisia, whose 2011 uprising inspired the Arab Spring, holds a presidential run-off with the winner becoming the country's first freely elected leader.


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Liberia votes in a senate election that was postponed because of the Ebola outbreak, with ex-footballer George Weah among the candidates.

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.

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