The humanitarian response to COVID-19 in Somalia will make things worse

As Somalia braces for the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, debt relief will not help prepare it for the financial and political catastrophe ahead....
The Continent Issue 3

The Continent – brilliant free African journalism

The Continent is a brilliant new venture from Simon Allison and the team at Mail&Guardian. It brings together fantastic writing from African journalists across...
Podcast Democracies in Times of Crisis

PODCAST: Democracy in times of crisis

A Pacific Council podcast about democracies in times of crisis featuring DiA's very own Fromagehomme, aka Nic Cheeseman. As countries around the world respond...

Policy Lessons From COVID-19 in Africa

Watching African governments respond to the COVID-19 pandemic has been fascinating, though provoking and illuminating. Here, Ken Opalo draws out some of the key...

Why a one-size-fits-all approach to COVID-19 could kill

How should government's respond to COVID-19 and what is the best way to protect citizens? Alex Broadbent and Benjamin Smart argue that a one-size-fits-all...

How can we make research in the “Global South” more ethical?

How to ethically conduct research in what is often called the Global South has become an increasingly controversial topic. Even terms such as "fieldwork"...

New: Democracy in Africa Newsletter

Democracy in Africa is excited to launch a new version of our newsletter. In addition to the newsletter that you can sign up to...

Radio Gha Gha – How Radio Gives A Voice To the...

What role has radio played in Ghana over the last seventy years? Jacob Nyarko argues that it has gone from being a mouthpiece for...

What next for UK-Africa relations after Brexit?

The recent UK-Africa Summit in London was big on rhetoric but short on economic commitments in the post-Brexit landscape. Researchers from the University of...
Sandton City Mall Johannesburg, South Africa/Jeff Attaway

Will the rise of the African middle class strengthen democracy?

A lot has been written about the African middle class - that it will demand greater accountability and check the abuse of power, strengthening...