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...

Closing the camps: Kenya’s déjà-vu politics

Hanno Brankamp explores refugee politics in Kenya. The government's announced closure of its refugee camps is not just a worrying déjà-vu; it is driven by national politics...

Briefing Note: South Sudan conflict

Clémence Pinaud provides us with a briefing note and update on South Sudan's third civil war. Clémence is a historian and a post-doctoral fellow at...

President Museveni and Uganda’s intervention in South Sudan

In this blog piece, Michaela Collord explores Uganda's intervention in South Sudan. She argues that, to date, President Museveni has skilfully muted criticism of...

Gender quotas and women’s representation in African parliaments

In this blog, Dr Gretchen Bauer focuses in on gender quotas in Africa, and asks what the impact of increasing women in parliament has been....