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...
Mauritius; Small democracies/Sofitel So Mauritius

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...

New Book Blog: Why African leaders are more constrained by democratic...

Nic Cheeseman shares some of the highlights of his new book - Institutions and Democracy in Africa (CUP, 2018) - arguing that failing to recognise...

Democratic breakthroughs in Africa: time to celebrate but worries still linger

With International Day of Democracy on 15th September, Nic Cheeseman takes stock of key trends and developments across sub-Saharan Africa. ***** Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham There...