A historic win for a former military ruler in a democratic election and a man who ran out of luck. But Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari has his work cut out for him.
Suicide, bullying and drugs continue to plague the penal system despite promises of change.
After the 2010 election, the coalition promptly ordered a huge review of the EU. Then it spent years ignoring the findings.
Holyrood is far better at female representation than Westminster. Here are some reasons for the difference.
Turkey's president is meant to be a non-partisan, ceremonial figure – but Recep Erdogan is openly asking voters to hand him more power.
Labour claims that the bedroom tax has hit over half a million people, two-thirds of them disabled. Has it?
Vladimir Putin burned a lot of bridges in Ukraine, so he's finding new sources of international support wherever he can.
Marriage is a big step forward for the UK's gay, lesbian and bisexual people – but there's plenty more to be done to improve their lives.
Yemen's collapse into full-on chaos could take the Middle East into an all-consuming conflict the like of which we've never seen.
As we go into the 2015 election what kind of NHS will a new government inherit?
Tabloid assumptions that depression lay behind the Germanwings tragedy are damagingly premature.
There's not much to be gained for major party leaders, but small parties have all to play for.
As the Iraqi's banner assault on Islamic State sputtered, the US stepped in to help – and a third of the ground troops promptly went home.
In their first TV appearance of the election campaign, both party leaders took tough questions from Jeremy Paxman.
Nigeria heads to the polls on March 28 to choose between incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari.
As Nigeria goes to the polls, the fight against Boko Haram may be reaching a turning point – but in whose favour?
When MPs can't get to grips with basic statistics, it's bad for democracy.
Five years ago the prime minister was elected on promises that he would clean up lobbying. The result is a big disappointment.
Saudi Arabia could wait no longer to try and dampen the flames engulfing Yemen – but it may be too late.
Democracy is going in drastically different directions in the UK and US, but politics isn't getting any better in either.
If you think the show will sink without its larger-than-life presenter, you may be surprised.
The British public have come to expect impartiality from the monarchy under Elizabeth II.
Does anyone seriously expect Beijing or Moscow to change their behaviour because of a hail of hopeful retweets?
The stage seemed set for a Conservative surge, but Britain's changing policy mood got in the way.
From the five-yearly Global Media Monitoring Project, we know that women are not portrayed quite as badly in the media as they used to be. But will the 2015 project show that trend continuing?
What does a century-old sci-fi novel have to do with the Vatican's view of Islamic State?