Celebrating Africa Day With A New Encyclopedia of African Politics!

Africa Day celebrates the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity in 1963. It’s all about recognising, as the First Congress of Independent African...

The battle for the soul of the ANC during the COVID19...

In his weekly newsletter explaining the turnabout in government policy, President Cyril Ramaphosa writes, “After careful consideration and discussion, the NCCC reconsidered its...

NEW! DIA May Newsletter – all the corona coverage + more!

Democracy in Africa is excited to share our March newsletter which features the best of the writing on the response of African governments to...

Is religion helping or hurting Africa’s fight against COVID-19?

As the COVID-19 global pandemic spreads around the world, some societies have been quick to adjust and others have been a source of public...

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...
Credit: The MV Liemba trading with locals on its way to Kigoma, Tanzania/Maximillian Köster

The African Continental Free Trade Area: A Catalyst for Development?

In July 2019 Nigeria finally signed the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, after it had pulled out days before the signing was due. Now...

COVID-19 in Africa: Pandemics and Past Glories in Nigeria

In July of 2014, right in the midst of the West African Ebola outbreak, a Liberian American man brought the ebola virus to Lagos...

COVID-19 in Africa: Going Beyond Lockdowns vs. Livelihoods

The COVID-19 outbreak pandemic has rapidly re-shaped ways of life in Africa and across the world. It has destroyed lives, it threatens to undermine...