Democracy

The home of the provincial parliament of Katanga, where opposition members say they are intimidated by supporters of the UNAFEC party of parliament speaker Gabriel Kyungu. (Photo: Nick Hobgood)
Democratic Republic of Congo
2 Jun 10
Legislators in southern province claim that fiery young activists preventing them from voting freely.
Comment
5 Mar 10
As western officials court Syria, human rights appear low on the agenda.
25 Feb 10
Opposition wants to retain unitary Syrian state, rejects self-rule for Kurds.
Comment, Koment, Kомментарий
15 Feb 10
Political violence at home has given the Zimbabwean refugees a serious image problem in their new homeland.
Afghan Election Updates 2009
3 Nov 09
One week before second round of troubled presidential elections, both candidates are engaging in potentially dangerous brinkmanship.
Afghan Election Updates 2009
29 Oct 09
Many residents say the fraud and intimidation that marred the first round has put them off taking part in the second.
The home of the provincial parliament of Katanga, where opposition members say they are intimidated by supporters of the UNAFEC party of parliament speaker Gabriel Kyungu. (Photo: Nick Hobgood) Baghdad protesters demonstrate in support of the anti-Mubarak Egyptian movement last week. (Photo: Hazim al-Sharaa) Some of the thousands of Egyptian migrant workers who fled the Libyan violence. (Photo: Lina Atallah) Protesters in Minneapolis: the Libyan diaspora is rallying in support of the revolution. (Photo: Kara Allyson/Flickr) Georgian wine is about to go on sale in Russia after a six-year absence. (Photo: IWPR staff) Many Arab commentators said Qaddafi appeared seriously disturbed during his televised speech, while others said mockingly that he should be on a comedy show.
Georgia’s parliament has moved from Tbilisi to new premises in Kutaisi. (Photo: Akhali Gazeti) A gathering of Turkmen elders. (Photo: NBCentralAsia) If Egyptians are to create a democratic system that suits them, then they must dare to further unleash the creativity so abundantly demonstrated in this revolution. (Photo: Monasosh/Flickr) President Karzai attending a NATO summit on Afghanistan, November 2010. (Photo: UN Photo/Evan Schneider) Georgian parliament. (Photo: Akhali Gazeti)