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...

What gives naked protest its power in Africa?

Even while new technologies transform political protest, citizens continue to use their bodies in acts of civil resistance. A new journal article on northern...

Seeking the Foundations of Just Cross-Cultural Dialogue in African Political Thought

How can Kant help us to think about African political thought? And how does a researcher make sure that they do their work ethically...

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...