REJOINDER: Why democracy in Ghana is not under threat

Is there a rising threat to constitutionalism in Ghana? On 5 June 2019 Kafui Tsekpo and Michael Abbey argued in a piece that DiA...

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...

Women’s Activism in Africa: Struggles for Rights and Representation

Our popular Book Club feature brings you accessible and powerful summaries of the best books on Africa. In this edition, Balghis Badri and Aili...

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...

Rising threat to constitutionalism in Ghana under President Nana Akufo-Addo: Will...

Is Ghana’s constitutional democracy under threat? Kafui Tsekpo and Michael Abbey outline how President Akufo-Addo and his government are undermining the basics of Ghana’s...
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Why are Africa’s small countries more democratic?

Why do small African states often rank highly in comparative measures of democracy?Jack Corbett and Wouter Veenendaal outline how their research into states with populations under one million...

Mahama’s Resurgence and the Imperative for a New Presidential Primary Architecture...

Following former Ghanaian president John Mahama's success in securing his party's nomination during the National Democratic Congress party's presidential primary elections, Michael Gyekye argues...

Ufahamu Africa: A great new podcast you need in your life

Two of our favourite academics in the whole world run a podcast that you need in your life. They have also used the podcast...

DIA Book Club: Human Rights in Africa

We are pleased to present a new feature on the DIA website. The DIA Book Club is a forum for some of the most...

‘We need to match the other guy, try to undo the...

Elena Gadjanova writes a fascinating account of her fieldwork in Northern Ghana, finding that while vote buying strategies were normalised, they were not enough...