Presidents and term-limits in Africa: a tribute to Robert Elgie

There are three types of academics. Some work hard to publish their ideas, and have an influence through the body of work they leave...

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...

Memories of Museveni – A Memoir of the Bush War

In a twist on our normal "Book Club" format - which usually sees authors reflect on the most important stories from their recent publications...

The Politics of Health Crisis: Borders and Ebola

More than 2000 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since last August. Now, despite authorities’ efforts...

The coming crisis in Uganda

For our Friday read, Moses Khisa discusses the coming political crisis in Uganda, and what the future has in story for President Yoweri Museveni,...
Breakfast for Democracy How to Clean an Election Discussion with Nic Cheeseman

How to clean an election

DiA's Nic Cheeseman joined Svein-Erik Helle (UiB) for a fascinating discussion of how to fight back against electoral manipulation as part of the Breaking Bad...
Are Ugandans being forced off social media?

VIDEO: Are Ugandans being forced off social media?

Following a regional trend, the Ugandan government has moved to clamp down on social media. Al Jazeera has talked to a number of diverse...

Uganda: Why can’t Museveni control his party?

What strategies do authoritarian leaders use to control their parties? And why do they so often fail? Michaela Collord casts the spotlight on Yoweri Museveni...

Why Democracy and Authoritarianism Are Both on the Rise in Africa

DiA's own Nic Cheeseman looks at the trends in democracy and authoritarianism in Africa over the last few years, and identifies an increasingly divided...

Women politicians in Africa face huge odds but can make a...

Africa sees some of the highest rates of female political participation in the world in countries like Rwanda, but also some of the lowest...