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...

Revolutionary Dilemmas in Sudan

Here at Democracy in Africa we work hard to bring you the best coverage of African politics available, including new blogs and podcasts. This...

Sudan can avoid past mistakes by drawing lessons from its history

Sudan is on its sixth coup - has it learnt how to manage transitions from military to civilian rule? Willow Berridge highlights the mistakes...

Why removing al-Bashir is not enough to bring real change in...

The recent spate of military interventions to remove unpopular leaders has led to a growing debate over the potential for the military to act...
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New dictionary provides nuanced insights into the language of African politics

A new dictionary of African politics is much more than just a collection of words argue  Eloïse Bertrand, Nic Cheeseman and Sa'eed Husaini. Every country has...

Internet shutdowns undermine democracy in Africa

Samuel Woodhams explains why the rise of internet shutdowns, despite justification by governments, is threatening to undermine democracy in Africa. *** Since the beginning of 2019,...

The Sudan impasse: Bashir and prospects for mediation

Sudan is at a crossroads, but will President Omar Al-Bashir consider mediation or stepping down? Luka Kuol opines that Bashir’s instinct and pride may...

DIA Book Club: Hawks and Doves in Sudan’s Armed Conflict

The DIA Book Club presents insights from Suad Musa’s new book, Hawks and Doves in Sudan’s Armed Conflict (James Currey, 2018). In this blog, she...

DIA Book Club: Human Rights in Africa

We are pleased to present a new feature on the DIA website. The DIA Book Club is a forum for some of the most...

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...