This brief consists of several articles which was written by 4 different authors. Kenneth Good discusses the background to the 2004 elections in Botswana. Rafiq Hajat discusses the 2004 general election in Malawi and focus on the registration process. De Brito examines the prospects of more transparency in Mozambique's 2004 elections. Kaapama discussed the existing uncertainty around the 2004 Namibian elections.