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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...

What Africa has to teach the world about democracy

Recent episodes of backsliding in countries such as South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda has led to a resurgence of Afropessimism and the idea that...

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...

The coming crisis in Uganda

For our Friday read, Moses Khisa discusses the coming political crisis in Uganda, and what the future has in story for President Yoweri Museveni,...
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Why are Africa’s small countries more democratic?

Why do small African states often rank highly in comparative measures of democracy?Jack Corbett and Wouter Veenendaal outline how their research into states with populations under one million...

Why Democracy and Authoritarianism Are Both on the Rise in Africa

DiA's own Nic Cheeseman looks at the trends in democracy and authoritarianism in Africa over the last few years, and identifies an increasingly divided...

Women politicians in Africa face huge odds but can make a...

Africa sees some of the highest rates of female political participation in the world in countries like Rwanda, but also some of the lowest...

Why there’s a case for giving foreign aid to authoritarian regimes

Should democracies give foreign aid to countries that are not democracies? That’s the topic I will be debating with leading thinkers from Islamic Relief,...

The DRC: An unexpected transfer of power, but was it the...

Africa has been holding its breath as the people of the DRC participate in a remarkable election that has featured prolonged delays, electronic voting, and...

DiA: The Best of 2018

This year has been a great one for DiA, with a new website, a new editorial team, and new features ... read on for...