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...

DiA is on Strike!

In solidarity with UK academics who are protesting against a reduction in pay, an attack on their pensions, and the casualisation of labour, DiA...

All new and updated Decolonizing the University reading list!

We have comprehensively updated our Decolonizing the University: African Politics Reading List with recent publications and your suggestions. Thank you! You can find the...

What is the root cause of South Africa’s violence problem?

Everyone knows that South Africa has a violence problem. But few people understand the root causes, or have a good idea about how to...

Deforestation and Politics in Africa: Connecting the Dots

In the latest in our popular Book Club feature, Nadia Rabesahala Horning probes the relationship between politics and deforestation in Africa, and argues that one...

South Africa – Liberal opposition faces existential crisis

South Africa's opposition party appears to be falling apart following a period of gradual growth. Does this mean even greater ANC dominance? And what...

Book Club: Fighting for Peace in Somalia

In the latest of our popular #BookClub feature, Paul Williams shares the key lessons of his important new book, and argues that fighting without...

Why liberalism in South Africa is not only for white people

Stephen Friedman discusses the interaction between political ideology and race in South Africa, where prominent figures within the Democratic Alliance have labelled to remove leader...

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...
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...