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We are on a break …

Thanks for a great 2019. Democracy in Africa is taking a break until 10 January. Thanks to all our fantastic readers and of course our fantastic...

DiA is on Strike!

In solidarity with UK academics who are protesting against a reduction in pay, an attack on their pensions, and the casualisation of labour, DiA...

All new and updated Decolonizing the University reading list!

We have comprehensively updated our Decolonizing the University: African Politics Reading List with recent publications and your suggestions. Thank you! You can find the...

Is presidentialism a bad thing?

Many people have argued that presidentialism could be a bad thing for democracy and that a parliamentary model would be better. But early predictions...
FREE RESEARCH

Open Access Friday: The best free research on African politics

As part of its commitment to decolonizing the academy and reducing global knowledge inequalities, DiA is excited to launch a new series that will...

Is social media killing elections in Africa?

Free and fair elections are needed for democracy, and their manipulation has always been an issue. But with the advent of social media, has...
Are Ugandans being forced off social media?

VIDEO: Are Ugandans being forced off social media?

Following a regional trend, the Ugandan government has moved to clamp down on social media. Al Jazeera has talked to a number of diverse...
Ballot Box

Data: Nigerian Election Results and Analysis

The widely respected Nigeria expert Peter Lewis has kindly shared with DiA an extremely valuable dataset on the 2019 Nigerian elections that breaks the...

DIA Exclusive: President Christian Malanga gives his take on the DRC...

The general elections held in the Democratic Republic of Congo on 30 December 2018 have descended into controversy and acrimony. Supporters of opposition leader Martin...

Read More Work By Stephen Ellis

Here at DiA we have always been inspired by the thought provoking, challenging and insightful work of Stephen Ellis, who sadly passed away in...