Why BBI will not solve Kenya’s problems

The Building Bridges Initiate instigated by the Kenyan government has been hailed as a way to create more inclusive and less violent elections by...

Seeing Like a Citizen: Decolonization, Development, and the Making of Kenya,...

What is the nature of postcolonial citizenship? How have ordinary people fashioned citizenship in the postcolonial period? Read Kara Moskowitz's candid explanation of how...

Debate: Democracy vs. Authoritarianism in Africa

DiA's Nic Cheeseman went on the BBC's News Day programme to talk about his new book Authoritarian Africa. But the interview quickly evolved into...

Sleight is Right: Cyber Control as a New Battleground for African...

Is voting rigging shifting from the manual to the cyber arena? How prepared are election monitors and political parties to deal with electronic manipulation...

Is presidentialism a bad thing?

Many people have argued that presidentialism could be a bad thing for democracy and that a parliamentary model would be better. But early predictions...

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...
Global UK, Africa policy after Brexit

‘Global Britain’ and Africa beyond Brexit

The United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union presents an opportunity for the UK and Africa to negotiate more favourable trading terms for their...

How Social Media is Changing Politics in Africa

In our popular Book Club feature, Maggie Dwyer and Thomas Molony reflect on the key lessons of their important new volume on Social Media...

Legislative Development in Africa: Politics and Postcolonial Legacies

In the latest instalment of our popular Book Club feature, one of the rising stars of African studies, Ken Opalo, shares the main messages...

Presidents and term-limits in Africa: a tribute to Robert Elgie

There are three types of academics. Some work hard to publish their ideas, and have an influence through the body of work they leave...