from FaithWorld:

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood member says he will seek presidency

By Reuters Staff
May 12, 2011

(he new headquarter of the newly-formed Muslim Brotherhood Party during a news conference in Cairo, April 30, 2011. The Muslim Brotherhood said on Saturday it will contest up to half the parliamentary seats in elections scheduled for September/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

from Photographers' Blog:

Ready to record history

May 2, 2011

The call came at 10pm on a Sunday night at home. “How soon can you get to the White House”? Reuters had got the urgent call that President Barack Obama was due to make a statement within 30 minutes. It had to be something big to bring the press back so late on a weekend night. Even if I dropped everything now and raced down there, would I be too late?

from Newsmaker:

Should DSK run for president of France?

December 10, 2010

FRANCE-PARADE/

Speculation is swirling around Dominique Strauss-Kahn's possible run for presidency of France in 2012. Strauss-Kahn is already three years into his term as the managing director of the IMF and has two more to go. But whether he'll finish his term is the the most looming question right now.

from Russell Boyce:

Asia – A Week in Pictures 14 November 2010

November 15, 2010

A salute to all those who managed to get pictures, text and video out of Myanmar (Burma) of the release of Nobel Peace Prize winner and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a truly historic moment.  No foreign journalists were given visas to cover the election or Suu Kyi's release and there's no Internet.  Respect to you all.

from Tales from the Trail:

For Obama, what’s bigger challenge — being a dad or being president?

June 21, 2010

Barack Obama has a storied resume but the job he says is the hardest may surprise you: being a father.

from Russell Boyce:

Finding a nugget in the murky waters

April 27, 2010

One of the greatest pleasures in editing photographers work is finding an interesting visual nugget that may have already been missed. In years of  looking at raw material a common trait I have spotted is that photographers who are headed to an assignment see something they are attracted to and take a picture of it thinking "that looks interesting".  The assignment is shot, the pictures are quickly edited, captioned and transmitted but the picture that was instinctively taken because it was interesting is often condemned to the darkness of the archive folder on the backup hard drive, never to be transmitted because it was not part of the assignment.

from Africa News blog:

Sudan’s “foolproof” elections

April 12, 2010

SUDAN-ELECTIONS/It all started so well... the lines of voters sheltering patiently in the shade from the sweltering heat to vote in Sudan's first open polls in 24 years.

from Africa News blog:

When is an election boycott not an election boycott?

April 10, 2010

sudanWhen it takes place in Sudan.

Preparations for Sudan's general elections -- due to start tomorrow -- were thrown into confusion over the past two weeks as opposition parties issued contradictory statements over whether they were boycotting the polls.

from Africa News blog:

A new dawn for Sudanese press freedom?

April 1, 2010

SUDAN-DARFUR/

Hosting a rare debate between Sudan’s much-maligned National Elections Commission (NEC) and opposition parties, the privately owned Blue Nile television was taking a risk broadcasting live to the nation.

from Africa News blog:

Sudan’s elections brinkmanship – can the opposition unite?

April 1, 2010

SUDAN-OPPOSITION/

In a shock unilateral announcement, the leading south Sudanese party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), withdrew its presidential candidate, Yasir Arman, and said it would also boycott elections on all levels in  Darfur.