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A long time academic at the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey, Dr Paul J. Isaak, has been appointed as director of elections for Namibia.
The UK government is seeking to rush a new law through Parliament which would heavily limit action on political and social issues in the twelve months before an election. This threat to basic freedoms could have drastic consequences.
Women political activists in rural Zimbabwe have told Amnesty International they have been threatened with violence and forced to flee with their children.
Church leaders in Zimbabwe have asked Christians around the world to pray for their country, and called for there to be no violence ahead of elections taking place on 31 July.
Serious human rights violations and denial of fundamental freedoms in Equatorial Guinea are casting a shadow over forthcoming elections, say human rights groups.
A leading human rights activist in Zimbabwe has been arrested and denied bail ahead of this year's presidential, parliamentary and local government elections.
Elections for police and crime commissioners in England and Wales have been denounced as 'shambolic'. The Home Secretary is being asked to act urgently.
Unlock Democracy is promoting a social media campaign to raise awareness of police and crime commissioner elections. Others will ignore them.
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