This week the second round of elections took place in Congo-Brazzaville. a general basic guide to the system can be found on the IFES website.
The Ace Electoral project has some statistics plus reports and assessments from earlier elections.
The African elections database also has basic statistics from previous elections.
For more recent news try All Africa.Com Les Despatches Brazzaville
other background human rights reports can be found on the center for International Media Assistance. Agreggates measures from a number of human rights organisations.
Human Rights Watch reports.
Human Rights news EIN. includes coverage of the latest elections.