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....

The Impact of COVID19 on Food Security in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all sectors of economies globally. Here in Africa, the crisis has drastically impacted food security. Supply chains, food and...

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...

What do the local election results mean for President Macky Sall...

In this post, Sophia Moestrup analyses the repercussions of the local elections held at the end of June in Senegal. This post originally appeared...

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...

What Africa has to teach the world about democracy

Recent episodes of backsliding in countries such as South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda has led to a resurgence of Afropessimism and the idea that...

Decentralization and ‘repertoires of domination’ in Sub-Saharan Africa

Pedro Frizo explores decentralisation in Senegal, and beyond, analysing the tensions that often emerge between decentralisation and democracy. Sat on tree trunks in the midst of...

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...

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...

Whose land grab is it anyway?

In this blog, GRAIN argue that 'win-win' scenarios for local communities, national governments and investors are lauded in theory but usually hard to come...