Is WhatsApp Undermining Democracy in Africa?

DiA's own Nic Cheeseman has been conducting research on the impact of WhatsApp with a team from the University of Birmingham and CDD West...

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...

More Unfair Elections in Africa, More Unrest: An Avoidable Cycle

We are delighted to be co-publishing, alongside Vanguard Africa, this hard hitting piece on Africa's three most recent elections in Benin, Malawi and Mauritania....

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,...

Factionalism and corruption could kill the ANC – unless it kills...

ANC’s electoral support is waning! Is it a momentary failure or it’s the new normal? Christopher Isike explains why corruption and factionalism rather than...

South Africa: What can we learn from the EFF’s populist-military style?

As the votes are being counted in South Africa, Matthias Pauwels takes a look at the style and symbolism of one of the country's...

What’s next for Ramaphosa as South Africa heads to the Polls?

As South Africa holds its 6th national and provincial elections, Nicole Beardsworth explores what is next for Cyril Ramaphosa. How will he deal with...

Is social media killing elections in Africa?

Free and fair elections are needed for democracy, and their manipulation has always been an issue. But with the advent of social media, has...

Voter apathy: A threat to democracy in Nigeria

President Buhari was elected by 18 percent of Nigeria‘s registered voters? Is democracy in Nigeria still about majority rule? In this article, Seun Akinyemi...