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...

Mugabe is dead, but old men still rule Africa

Despite the departure of some of Africa's longest serving leaders in recent years, the continent is still dominated by old men. Henning Melber explores...

What are the key lessons that African cities need to learn?

African cities are growing, becoming increasingly important both politically and economically. But what lessons do they need to learn in order to achieve their...

PODCAST: Prof Cheeseman on how social media is changing African politics

Ozayr Patel from the conversation talks to DiA's Nic Cheeseman about the role of social media in African politics, and in particular the impact...
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Open Access Friday: The best free research on African politics

As part of its commitment to decolonizing the academy and reducing global knowledge inequalities, DiA is excited to launch a new series that will...

Do the AU’s efforts in Sudan offer lessons for the future?

Has the African Union's brokerage role in Sudan been a success? And does it have important lessons for the way that the AU should...

Cameroon: Let My People Go By Sissiku Julius Ayuktabe

In this exclusive post for DiA, Sissiku Julius Ayuktabe, the president of the self-declared Republic of Ambazonia, writes about his hopes for his people...

Is WhatsApp Undermining Democracy in Africa?

DiA's own Nic Cheeseman has been conducting research on the impact of WhatsApp with a team from the University of Birmingham and CDD West...