Sinn Fein party leader Mary Lou McDonald celebrates winning the popular vote in Saturday's Irish general election. Counting is still underway but McDonald says she could be the next leader of the Republic after an election set to end the historic duopoly of two centre-right parties.
The arrest warrant against Guillaume Soro threatens to plunge the West African country into uncertainty and violence. The former rebel leader is contesting next year's presidential election against an ally-turned-foe.
For the past two months, Guinean opposition supporters have been protesting a new draft constitution that could allow President Alpha Conde to remain in power for a third term. Some 20 people have died in the unrest so far, in a movement that shows no sign of stopping. All eyes are on next year, when the country holds legislative elections in February and a presidential election at the end of the year -- not to mention a possible constitutional referendum.