Jeffrey Smith

The Trump era is over. But the fight for democracy is just getting started

A respected and robust United States — with all of our flaws, mistakes and missteps — can be good for the defence of democracy, not least in Africa

End the pandemic of violence against women activists

In countries such as Uganda, Zimbabwe and Egypt female champions are beaten up, sexually abused, jailed and even "disappeared"

The pandemic is being used to erode democratic freedoms. Civil society must fight back

Both authoritarian and democratic governments are responding to the coronavirus crisis by instituting frightening new powers

Even before the vote, Zimbabwe’s election is not credible

Eight ways in which the election has already been rigged

Pierce Lesotho’s fog with facts

Bad reporting in and on the country is poisoning its politics ahead of elections.

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