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...

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...