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 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...
Democracy in Africa

What will a Trump or Clinton presidency mean for Africa?

On the eve of the US election, Robtel Neajai Pailey reflects on what the outcome could mean for the African continent. Robtel Neajai Pailey is...

The Constitutional Chaos in the Post-Revolutionary Egypt

Egypt is once more in the headlines. In this blog, Clément Steuer gives us a tour of the legal developments behind the political battles that...

Parliaments: freedom’s friend or foe?

In recent years, numerous legislatures across Africa have attacked the very freedoms that we hoped they would defend. What motivates anti-democratic in these institutions?...

How to undermine democracy – lessons from Egypt

In this bimonthly column for the Daily Nation, our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman analyses how democracy was undermined in Egypt and, in doing so, looks...

Ballot and beyond: reflections on Egypt’s elections

In the last few weeks, the future of Egypt's democracy has hung in the balance, amidst fierce political and legal battles at the ballot...

Should the Arab Spring Become a Turkish Summer?

In the wake of the Arab Spring, there has been an avalanche of analysis trying to delineate what its causes were and its consequences...

Why a one-size-fits-all approach to COVID-19 could kill

How should government's respond to COVID-19 and what is the best way to protect citizens? Alex Broadbent and Benjamin Smart argue that a one-size-fits-all...