Last weekend's coup in Guinea is a lesson in why democratic backsliding should be taken more seriously.
The death this week of a brutal twentieth-century dictator reminds us of how routine his crimes used to appear.
A regular feature with election news from around the world. This month, Zambia, Bulgaria, Canada and Scotland.
This month's regular update brings electoral news from Mexico, Armenia, Algeria and Samoa.
Cyprus's legislative election produces the expected result. Meanwhile, a long-delayed election was held in another very interesting divided country.
A regular feature. This month, electoral news from Samoa, Ethiopia, Chad and Bulgaria.
A new refugee crisis erupts as a move in a diplomatic battle between Spain and Morocco.
A monthly feature with brief reports on recent electoral news. Today, Western Australia, the Netherlands, Tanzania and the Republic of the Congo.
A monthly digest of recent electoral news. This time, Liechtenstein, Kosovo, Niger and Haiti.
Yet another judgement goes against Britain over the Chagos islands, raising awkward questions about the west's allegiance to international law.