Kenyan Supreme Court full judgement and opinions now in – read...

The full judgement of the Kenyan Supreme Court, including its explanation for the decision to declare the 8 August election null and void is...

Togo’s uncertain path to democracy

David argues that for anti-government protests in Togo to achieve genuine democratic change they should have two essential ingredients - a pro-democratic military and...

Is devolution in Kenya sustainable?

Decentralisation has been a hot topic in Kenya for years, but are we asking the important questions? In his regular column for the Daily...

Zimbabwe 2018: ‘new dispensation, new possibilities’?

Joe Devanny looks ahead at likely political events in Zimbabwe in 2018. The new year has seen a continuation of President Mnangagwa’s international charm offensive,...

Soldiers in Revolt: Army mutinies in Africa

  In this article, Maggie Dwyer look at mutinies in Africa from those that were involved - essential reading in view of recent events in...

What does Zuma’s resignation mean for South Africa?

Alex Beresford provides a short and sweet analysis of the outlook for South Africa following the fall of Jacob Zuma and the rise of Cyril...

Done with one election, on to the next: Museveni looks to...

This has been a tumultuous year for Ugandan President Museveni. In her regular column on Presidential Power, Michaela Collord casts the spotlight on Museveni as he...

Understanding the politics and process of decentralisation in Kenya

Decentralisation has been a hot topic in studies of democratisation and development in recent years. The devolution process in Kenya, however, has received relatively little...

New Podcast: Democracy in Africa and how the rules of the...

DiA's Nic Cheeseman talks to Alice Evans about his new book, and how the idea that Africa is "institutionless" has undermined our understanding of...
By-elections in Kenya

Are elections bad for you?

DiA's Nic Cheeseman discusses the broader impact of political competition - uncertainty, stress, and worse - and asks whether elections are bad for you. As the Kenyan...