Should we abandon the sister-party approach to democracy promotion?

Susan Dodsworth and our Co-Editor, Nic Cheeseman, interrogate whether partnering political parties with purportedly similar political ideologies is a helpful means of democracy promotion. Their...

Why Africa should not follow the “Rwandan” model

DiA's Nic Cheeseman gets fed up with people telling him that other African countries could do better if they followed the Rwandan model, and sets out...

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...

Imagining a different form of external support in Libya

Dr Mediel Hove argues that there is a role for external actors in Libya but it should be driven by the African Union and...

Gender Equity: Where there’s a will, there’s a way

The Winihin Jemide Series has published a global report today on women in politics and government in Nigeria. Drawing on data between 199 and 2015, this...

Can we protect elections by using new technology?

In a hot off the press - and open access - journal article in Democratization, DiA's Nic Cheeseman argues that the introduction of new...

Uganda – President Museveni and the politics of quick-fix taxation

Uganda's recently enacted, Excise Duty Amendment Act (2018) imposes a range of new tax measures, including a tax on the use of social media....

Escalating violence in Central African Republic exposes limits of UN peacekeeping

David Bruckmeier analyses the limits of UN peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic conflict as violence escalates to near unprecedented levels. ***** A year and...

Power, peace, and space in Africa

Franzisca Zanker tell us about her work with Claudia Simons and Andreas Mehler, which focuses on the local dimensions of power-sharing in Africa. A...

Ghana’s new Chief Justice has a tough job on her hands

The country’s second female Chief Justice inherits a judiciary that is still reeling from an undercover media investigation that revealed endemic corruption, writes Michael...