Has Kremlin cracked democracy’s code?

     

German politicians have warned that hackers and others acting for the Russian state could undermine Germany’s general elections next year, the BBC reports: The German election is at risk from… Read more »

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Bahrain: release rights activist

     

Bahraini authorities should immediately release the human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, Human Rights Watch said today: Rajab’s trial is scheduled to resume on December 15, 2016, on charges that inherently… Read more »

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Ghana opposition leader ‘wins presidential election’

     

Ghana’s main opposition leader, Nana Akufo-Addo, has won the West African country’s presidential election with an absolute majority over President John Mahama, two influential private radio stations said on Friday…. Read more »

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Tourists ‘literally eating Cuba’s lunch’: reform a distant prospect

     

The changes in Cuba in recent years have often hinted at a new era of possibilities: a slowly opening economy, warming relations with the United States after decades of isolation,… Read more »

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Russia’s threat to liberal democracy: Putin making world safe for autocracy

     

With the end of the Cold War and the expansion of NATO and the EU to virtually all of Central and Eastern Europe, liberal democracy seemed ascendant and secure as… Read more »

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DRC: urgent action needed to deter large-scale violence, repression

     

The European Union and United States should expand targeted sanctions against those most responsible for recent violent repression and other serious human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo,… Read more »

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Kerry warns of the ‘danger of authoritarian populism’

     

US Secretary of State John Kerry today warned of “the danger of authoritarian populism” sweeping many Western democracies and cautioned against backsliding on basic freedoms. “Every chip away at the… Read more »

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Youth set to drive another Arab awakening

     

The Arab world’s new generation – 60 percent of the population is under 30 years old – is “the largest, the most well educated and the most highly urbanized in… Read more »

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