The State of Democracy in Africa

DiA's Nic Cheeseman is taking the day off to celebrate his 40th birthday, so to mark the occasion we thought we would re-post one...

The balance between religion and politics in Senegal

Senegal has long been a powerful example that Islam and democracy can not only co-exist but thrive. In our Friday Read, Rachid Id Yassine...

The state of democracy in Africa

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman asks how we should define, measure, and systematically understand democracy across the diverse...

Senegal in Danger

Senegal, long cited as one of Africa's most democratic nations, is in danger of taking an authoritarian turn.  The Constitutional Court recently ruled that...

Democratic breakthroughs in Africa: time to celebrate but worries still linger

With International Day of Democracy on 15th September, Nic Cheeseman takes stock of key trends and developments across sub-Saharan Africa. ***** Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham There...

DIA BOOK CLUB: The Politics of Work in a Post-Conflict State:...

Countries emerging from civil war face many challenges: economies in tatters; internal displacement and returning refugees; difficult processes of reconciliation. In the critical moment...

Legislative Development in Africa: Politics and Postcolonial Legacies

In the latest instalment of our popular Book Club feature, one of the rising stars of African studies, Ken Opalo, shares the main messages...

Why are there so many political parties in Senegal?

In the latest in our popular Book Club feature, Catherine Lena Kelly shares the key lessons of her new book Party Proliferation and Political Contestation...

Opposition parties in Africa: why coalitions are not always the answer

In this article Danielle Resnick demonstrates that whilst alliances are tempting for opposition parties, they often prove to be problematic in the long term....

Women’s Activism in Africa: Struggles for Rights and Representation

Our popular Book Club feature brings you accessible and powerful summaries of the best books on Africa. In this edition, Balghis Badri and Aili...