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Season’s Greeting from DiA

As the year comes to a close, Nic and I would like to thank all the authors and readers who have made Democracy in Africa such...

Higher Education in Africa: Four Key Challenges

In his regular column for the Daily Nation Co-Editor Nic Cheeseman joins forces with Co-Editor SJ Cooper-Knock to explore the key challenges in African...

Debating Democracy in Africa

Click here to listen to Dr Phil Clark and Prof Stephen Chan from SOAS, as well as Prof Catherine Boone from LSE discuss Dr Nic...

Democracy in Africa: Debate and book launch

On Monday 5th October, SOAS will be hosting a fantastic debate on Democracy in Africa to coincide with the launch of 'Democracy in Africa'...

Democracy in Africa Post-Doc

Please see below for the post-doc opportunity starting next year with our co-editor, Dr Nic Cheeseman.  Postdoctoral Fellow in the Political Economy of Democracy Promotion...

Scholarship for Syrian or Stateless People at Oxford

Here at Democracy in Africa we are pleased to pass on news of a scholarship available to a Syrian or stateless student at the...
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Talkin’ ’bout a revolution: The development goals, they are a changin’

Ahead of the global summit this week, our co-editor SJ Cooper-Knock explores the revolutionary talk that surrounds the Sustainable Development Goals. The Millennium Development Goals...

Edwin Cameron at the Bram Fischer Memorial Lecture

The annual Bram Fischer Memorial Lecture was given this afternoon by Justice Edwin Cameron, who spoke on Fidelity and Betrayal under Law. The memorial...

Two petitions calling for political action in Burundi

If you are worried about developments in Burundi, here are two opportunities to sign petitions calling for political action. Here you will find a 'We The People'...

Wole Soyinka for Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford

Democracy in Africa is joining the campaign to elect Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka as Professor of Poetry. As the first African elected to this post, Soyinka’s appointment...