Is there a way out from Ethiopia’s crisis of governance?

The world has come to know the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for winning the Nobel Peace Prize. But he is increasingly...

Watch the #ZimbabweanLivesMatter Resistance Bureau show!

Our sister discussion space and podcast, the Resistance Bureau, just had one of its best ever shows. Thandekile Moyo, Alex Magaisa, Jestina...

Can Ghana’s Electoral Commission compile a “credible” voters’ register?

Ahead of Ghana’s 2020 election, the Electoral Commission (EC) set out to compile a new voters’ register. The EC contends that the existing register has...

WEBINAR: Africa’s New Leaders – Malawi, Nigeria, Zimbabwe – 13 August!

Malawi - Nigeria - Zimbabwe August 13 10AM Washington, 3 PM Abuja/London and 4 PM Berlin/Harare/Lilongwe. Africa’s “old men” are slowly, but surely, being replaced. For the...

How Zambia can avoid an electoral crisis in 2021

Zambians return to the polls in August 2021. As momentum is building, it brings with it fresh memories of some of the disturbing events...

Uganda: How Museveni plans to “win” the 2021 elections

In 2021, at least 15 million Ugandans will queue in their respective polling stations to choose their preferred leaders, and as always the greatest...

LISTEN: Fromagehomme’s BBC interview on Malawi’s democratic breakthrough

DiA's very own Nic Cheeseman, aka fromagehomme, was interviewed for the BBC's Newsday programme about Malawi's democratic breakthrough - why were the new elections...

#BookClub: The Crisis of Democracy in Zambia

In the latest in our popular #BookClub feature, Tinenenji Banda, Marja Hinfelaar, O'Brien Kaaba and Muna Ndulo use their important new book Democracy and Electoral Politics...
From Pews to Politics

#BookClub: Religion and Politics in Africa

A new book, From Pews to Politics,  by Gwyneth McClendon and Rachel Beatty Riedl, reveals what Christian pastors preach to their flock, how denominations...

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...