Should Somalia hold elections during Covid-19?

Once considered as a failed state by many, for the first time in half a century, the president of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, announced...
Adventures in Zambian Politics: A Story in Black and White

#BookClub: A review of Guy Scott’s Autobiography

As part of our popular #BookClub series, Timothy Wild reviews the autobiography of Guy Scott, Adventures in Zambian Politics: A Story in Black and White....

#BookClub: Rural Democracy – Elections and Development in Africa

In the latest in our popular #bookclub feature, Robin Harding shares the key insights of his important and path-breaking book Rural Democracy. How have African...

Elections in Congo: A candidate’s plea

Although the corona virus pandemic has drowned out pretty much all stories about democracy and elections, political processes haven't simply stopped. Here Andréa Ngombet, a...

Malawi heading for another election crisis

Malawi is just emerging from one election crisis. But is it about to be plunged into another/? Jeffrey Smith investigates ... In a few months,...

Who decides who gets to vote in Ghana’s elections?

Recurring questions in Ghana about who constitutes the electorate have in recent years turned to the issue of foreign voters. Are people crossing national...

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...