This brief has several articles written by 4 different authors. Dr Sebudubudu discussed the boycott of the All Party Conference in Botswana by the main opposition parties. Dr Kanyongolo discussed the consequences of increased separation between party(UDF)and government. Dr Sitoe examined the facilitation of registration for electoral purposes by Mozambicans living abroad. Matlosa examined the question as to whether SWAPO will win the 2004 election in Namibia?