18 May 2021
Russian lawmakers have moved to ban supporters of opposition figure Alexei Navalny from upcoming parliamentary elections. Meanwhile, a court has begun hearing a case against members of Navalny's opposition movement. Prosecutors say his Anti-Corruption Foundation should be put on Russia's list of extremist organisations. If convicted, members of the movement face between six and 10 years in prison. Since the beginning of this year and Navalny's return to Russia, the opposition is also increasingly subject to extra-judicial pressure. Our correspondents report.
7 Aug 2017
Kenya is on edge ahead of national elections on Tuesday, but the risk is that much greater for women candidates facing violence, intimidation, and general sexism in the race.
5 May 2017
Opposition lawmakers raise alarm over alleged intimidation.