The State of Democracy in Africa

DiA's Nic Cheeseman is taking the day off to celebrate his 40th birthday, so to mark the occasion we thought we would re-post one...

Africa in 2017: The political road ahead

Nic Cheeseman reflects on some of the discussions emerging from the recent Royal African Society event 'Africa in 2017: Prospects and Forecasts' at the...

The state of democracy in Africa

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman asks how we should define, measure, and systematically understand democracy across the diverse...

Setting a foreign policy agenda for the Muhammadu Buhari presidency

Babatunde Afolabi talks us through the foreign policy priorities for Nigeria's new government. Babatunde is a consultant who has previously worked for the Economic...

On the anti-politics of anti-trafficking

Neil Howard, Marie Curie Fellow at the MPC, introduces his research into the discourse and politics of anti-trafficking. He does so by adapting a...

Gender quotas and women’s representation in African parliaments

In this blog, Dr Gretchen Bauer focuses in on gender quotas in Africa, and asks what the impact of increasing women in parliament has been....