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...

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...

Radio Gha Gha – How Radio Gives A Voice To the...

What role has radio played in Ghana over the last seventy years? Jacob Nyarko argues that it has gone from being a mouthpiece for...

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...

The hidden costs of social media in African elections – the...

Some say social media is killing democracy. But others counter that social media is making politics more inclusive and accountable. What does the evidence...

A deep dive into what drives protests in Ghana

What drives Ghanaians to protest? Who is organizing the protests? Lewis Abedi Asante gives crucial insights on the role played by poor masses in...

African countries need to up their game to embed constitutional democracy

A number of African countries including Kenya and South Africa now have high quality progressive constitutions. But this does not always mean that they...

The coming debt crisis? How African states borrow, and who they...

There is growing concern about the level of debt accumulated by countries such as Ghana and Zambia. In the latest in our popular Book...

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...