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First Roland, Now Fariba!

Democracy in Africa previously joined the campaign to free our colleague Roland Marchal from jail in Iran. Wonderfully, he has been released, but Fariba...

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Here at DiA we know that many people are too busy fighting the corona virus and dealing with the impact on their families to...

New: Democracy in Africa Newsletter

Democracy in Africa is excited to launch a new version of our newsletter. In addition to the newsletter that you can sign up to...

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...