Reuters reported on a media blackout
African Union is monitoring the conduct of the elections.
For background information on the human rights situation in the region see recent reports from
Freedom House refers to the region as not free
Human Rights Watch reports.
Guides to the electoral system and previous elections.
IFES election guide has facts and figures, plus information about the constitution and electoral system.
ACE Electoral project has a wealth of news stories and reports from previous elections
The Official electoral commission also has news, details and reports from 2013 onwards (French).
Agence d’information d’Afrique Centrale (Government support)
Al-Jazeera journalist Haru Mutasa noted irregularities on voter rolls she saw as she observed the election. see examples on her twitter feed look at tweets from sunday 20th