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Zambia Goes to the Polls

On Tuesday Zambians will go to the polls to elect a new president and parliament. The most likely outcome is a period of divided...

Thomas Carothers Speaks on Democracy Promotion in Africa

Thomas Carothers, the respected expert on democracy promotion at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace, has given a talk in Oxford University on democracy promotion...

African Elections as Vehicles for Change

I have just published an article on when African elections actually lead to political change in the Journal of Democracy. The aim of the...

Elections and Violence in Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, and Kenya

A few weeks ago I was invited to join a panel on ‘Electoral processes in Africa: a vehicle for democratization or for instability’ at...

Launch of Our Turn to Eat

The idea for Our Turn to Eat came about while walking back from the National Archives in Nairobi, Kenya, after Daniel Branch quipped that...

Launch of DiA

Welcome to Democracy in Africa, a new website dedicated to creating an online community of people that are interested in, and care about, the...