Africa is set for more third term controversy as Zambian President Edgar Lungu manoeuvres to get a third term in office. As part of his regular post for the Presidential Power website, DiA’s Nic Cheeseman assesses his chances. Will Zambia follow the example of Uganda and Rwanda? Or Burundi and Burkina Faso?
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Registration for the next ECAS conference, to be held in Basel, 29 June – 1 July 2017, is now open. This year the theme is Urban Africa – Urban Africans: New encounters of the rural and the urban.
In his regular column for Kenya’s Sunday Nation newspaper DiA’s Nic Cheeseman reflects on recent election scandals in the UK, and asks what the West can learn from Africa about electoral manipulation.
Michaela Collord investigates recent goings on in Tanzania, and asks whether there is evidence that the legislature is becoming more willing to stand up to President Magufuli.
DiA editor Nic Cheeseman will give the LUCAS Annual Lecture at 16:30 on 16 March 2017, talking about political change in Africa and the case of the Kenyan 2017 elections.
Democracy in Africa, the website and community for people interested in and working on African democracy, is looking to recruit a new Associate Editor. Do you want to join our team?
African Affairs has launched a new series of Research Notes and made them freely available, including a new introduction to the study of Africa co-authored by DiA’s Nic Cheeseman.
In his latest column for Kenya’s Sunday Nation newspaper, DiA’s Nic Cheeseman looks at the future of Africa and asks if politics will be less “ethnic”, more “issue based” and more democratic in thirty years time.
DiA editor Nic Cheeseman will be speaking on Democracy in Africa, and the recent experience of Gambia, at the Frontline Club in London on Monday 6 March. For more information about the event, and to book tickets, click here
Nic Cheeseman discusses five things that we have learned about African democracy in the last twelve months, and what they mean for the next year.