First Kenya, now Malawi: The challenge-annul-rerun pattern in African elections

Hardly any election takes place anywhere without some form of challenge to the results and fairness of the process. Following major elections on the...

2020 Ghana Elections – Six Things to Watch before December 2020

Ghana goes to the polls to elect a President and Members of Parliament in December 2020. It will be the country’s eighth successive general...

How to Discredit An Election: An Opposition Playbook

Malawi recently held its breath as the Constitutional Court took ten hours to painstakingly read out its verdict on the highly controversial 2019 presidential...

Authoritarian Africa – Watch the Video of Fromagehomme’s new book!

DiA's very own Fromagehomme (aka Prof Nic Cheeseman) has a new book out with Dr Jonathan Fisher called Authoritarian Africa: Repression, Resistance and the...

Episodes of violence and prospects for democratic and free elections in...

Is violence the biggest threat to credible elections in Zimbabwe? In this article, Justice Mavedzenge reflects on the history of political violence in Zimbabwe...

Why the elections in Cameroon won’t end the violence

Can the upcoming elections in Cameroon help to legitimate the government and bring an end to the unrest that has made headlines around the...

What next for Malawi – Podcast with Golden Matonga

Following the Constitutional Court's momentous decision to nullify the outcome of the 2019 general election in Malawi, we caught up with one of the...

Malawi Court Nullifies Presidential Election! Full summary of the judgement

The Malawian Constitutional Court is set to deliver its verdict at 9:00am (GMT+2, so 7:00am GMT) on Monday 3 February. Talking to both sides,...

Is Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa using Constitutional Amendments to rig the 2023...

As Zimbabweans struggle to survive, President Mnangagwa is setting the rigging machinery in motion. In this midweek read, Justice Mavedzenge, shows us how Mnangagwa...

Why Ghana isn’t having an important referendum this week

Sometimes what doesn't happen is as important as what does. Ghana was on course to hold a referendum to allow political parties to sponsor...