Lines were dozens and sometimes hundreds deep as Egyptians turned out for what they hoped are the country's free and fair elections, and were certainly the first elections since the overthrow of former President Hosni Mubarak.
VIDEO: 3 American students released as American journalist describes beating at hands of Egyptian authorities
Mona Eltahawy and Jehane Noujaim, American journalists in Egypt, have been detained by -- and Elthawy says she was badly beaten by -- Egyptian military police. While State Department officials are still trying to gain the release of Noujaim, three American students detained on Monday are set to be released.
Protesters in Egypt have won a concession form the country's military rulers. In the wake of four days of violent protesters, the country's presidential elections will happen no later than next June.
In the last absolute monarchy in Africa, Swaziland, the people have grown discontented with the poverty and lack of freedoms they must endure. Thus far, though, the spirit of Arab Spring has remained far away from the country, near South Africa.
In the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan, the akyns, or poets, occupy an important role. Part entertainer, part reporter, these cultural icons are helping tell the story of the nation's democratization.
He's been called a terrorist for his Wikileaks site, but Julian Assange has deep-rooted philosophical beliefs that have driven him to do what he does.
Tunisians of all ages, men and women, turned out by the millions on Sunday to vote in an election to determine who will write a constitution for the newly Democratic country.
With elections in Tunisia slated for Sunday, women and moderates are worried that surging Islamist parties will roll back the liberal policies that have set Tunisia apart from the rest of the Arab states.
The problems facing the United States may be the result of having too many elections, according to economist Dambisa Moyo.