Capital of Cameroon/CREDIT: Ariel Nathan Ada Mbita

REPORT: Gross Human Rights Abuses in the Anglophone Crisis – How...

Gross human rights abuses are occurring in the Cameroon Anglophone Crisis, which on the surface is a conflict between minority anglophone groups in Cameroon...

Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis’ national dialogue: A glimmer of hope?

Will the ongoing government-led national dialogue in Cameroon resolve the Anglophone crisis?Leonard Mbulle-Nziege explores why, despite agenda manipulation, absence of separatists and Biya’s self-serving...

Cameroon: Let My People Go By Sissiku Julius Ayuktabe

In this exclusive post for DiA, Sissiku Julius Ayuktabe, the president of the self-declared Republic of Ambazonia, writes about his hopes for his people...

How do dictators keep power in Africa?

How do dictators retain power? And why do some autocrats manipulate elections more than others? Yonatan Morse explains the most important lessons from his...

Internet shutdowns undermine democracy in Africa

Samuel Woodhams explains why the rise of internet shutdowns, despite justification by governments, is threatening to undermine democracy in Africa. *** Since the beginning of 2019,...

Conflict in Cameroon is extracting a heavy toll on ordinary people

What is the socio-economic cost of the revolt in Cameroon? From losing hosting rights for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to communities abandoning...

Podcast: Does Democracy Work for Africa?

Speaking to RFI's Christina Okello for a brand new documentary, DiA's Professor Nic Cheeseman explains why even in the countries where elections are frequently...

Cameroon: “Zombie observers” confuse narrative of dubious elections

Cameroon has just endured one of its most controversial elections to date. Amidst accusation of vote rigging, human rights violations and fake election observers,...

How the UK and US are failing democracy in Africa

DiA’s co-editor Obert Hodzi turns a critical eye on the recent trips to Africa by the British Prime Minister Theresa May and Melania Trump,...

New Book Blog: Why African leaders are more constrained by democratic...

Nic Cheeseman shares some of the highlights of his new book - Institutions and Democracy in Africa (CUP, 2018) - arguing that failing to recognise...