Mauritius highlights its territorial dispute with the UK, and a BBC report showcases the virtues of a free press.
No, not Libya
The electoral year ends with Libya's presidential election postponed again, in a symptom of the country's failure of governance.
December electoral roundup, part 2
Part two of this month's update, including news from Romania, Sweden, Honduras and Gambia.
Two French anniversaries
France commemorates two atrocities with differing political implications: an assassination last year and a massacre sixty years ago.
A coup in Guinea
Last weekend's coup in Guinea is a lesson in why democratic backsliding should be taken more seriously.
Death of a tyrant
The death this week of a brutal twentieth-century dictator reminds us of how routine his crimes used to appear.
August electoral roundup
A regular feature with election news from around the world. This month, Zambia, Bulgaria, Canada and Scotland.
June electoral roundup
This month's regular update brings electoral news from Mexico, Armenia, Algeria and Samoa.
Elections in divided countries
Cyprus's legislative election produces the expected result. Meanwhile, a long-delayed election was held in another very interesting divided country.
May electoral roundup
A regular feature. This month, electoral news from Samoa, Ethiopia, Chad and Bulgaria.