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Fed up with near-zero democracy and rampant corruption, thousands have taken to the streets of Swaziland this week to call for...

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This post-riot crackdown is irrational and driven by fear, says Jody McIntyre.

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Rushed decisions, disproportionate sentences and collective punishments mean the post-riots legal process is on shaky ground,...

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Stefan Simanowitz comments on the weakening of Iran's pro-democracy Green Movement and the tensions over the country's alleged...

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Extremists have been making inroads across Europe with a sanitized version of some very dirty politics. K Biswas...

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We tend to treat our government as a joke and our democracy as a farce, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara of India. But often, the...

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Opposition leader Besigye swoops into town as President Museveni is inaugurated.

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Burma’s much-touted ‘roadmap to democracy’ is anything but, say Jody Williams and Tin Tin Nyo...

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The tide of disaffection sweeping the Middle East is finally penetrating Syria’s borders, says Marian Chapman, recently...

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Two years after the pre-emptive arrest of 114 people in Nottingham, we’re no closer to accountable policing of the protest...

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Mgcini Nyoni has developed an interesting theory: cricket is a barometer of a country’s democratic principles...

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'What is glimpsed at such times is a sense of what democracy could be: a notion of radical self-rule.'

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Sulakshana Gupta reveals five reasons why Sierra Leone matters to the UN.

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Who shapes the policies and laws that govern us? If you think the answer is ‘our elected politicians’, read on. Vanessa Baird...

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Dirty cash and dirty tricks – our rogues’ gallery of lobbyists who get governments to dance to their tune.

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Jim Taylor takes a look at the real face of Thailand today.

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