A U.S. federal court has struck down a state congressional map for being too partisan. A cutting-edge method for measuring gerrymandering’s effects helps explain why.
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The leading Spanish newspaper El Pais has reported that a long-running police investigation has exposed a series of corrupt arms deals carried out between Equatorial Guinea and Ukraine.
As two major oil companies face court cases over a deal in Nigeria, Global Witness’s Rachel Owens talks about how activists are fighting for transparency and justice—and what the international community can do to help.
The vice-president of Equatorial Guinea faces charges of investing funds in France misappropriated from the national treasury in a precedent-setting trial in France.
Bolstering authoritarian regimes risks further human rights violations and populations more determined to escape.
An online platform allows election observers to tackle problems in real time.
A new tool monitors candidates’ vows―and puts their feet to the fire when they break them.
Traumatized yet resilient, the region is rebounding after the outbreak that claimed 10,000 lives.
The election in Zambia—a country with 25 years of peaceful democratic consolidation—is a chance for the EU to show it still has serious clout as a foreign policy actor.
Despite the questionable accuracy of the results, many Ugandans who voted in this year’s election felt they were casting a ballot in favor of democracy itself.
The president has made fighting corruption a top priority. Why is progress so slow?