About Us

Democracy in Africa is a voluntary organisation dedicated to building a bridge between academics, policymakers, practitioners and citizens. We focus in particular on encouraging academics to share their work on African politics in accessible formats, encouraging engagement and wide-ranging debate. 

Our hope is that the website will encourage more people to study democracy in Africa and to make it easier for those who are already working in, and on, the continent to share ideas and information.  We are positive about the prospects for democracy in Africa and believe that more time, resources, and energy should be put into understanding the complexities of politics at a local, national, regional and global level. This website is a small but significant contribution to this end.

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