Routledge Handbook of African Politics: now in paperback (win a copy...

  In this blog, Andrea Scheibler tells us about the Routledge Handbook of African Politics - new in paperback - that she has edited with...

Rethinking the role of religion?

The Bigger Picture Project at the University of Edinburgh has teamed up with Democracy in Africa to bring you videos from practitioners in international development...

Rising inequality in the Global South: Time to focus on the...

In this blog, co-editor Nic Cheeseman and Winnie Byanyima announce plans for a symposium to focus on tackling inequality in the global south. Nic...

Is Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf really standing up for women?

Robtel Neajai Pailey and Korto Reeves Williams re-evaluate the nobel prize winner and ask whether having women in power in Africa actually makes a...

Nigeria Update: Why Ekiti State’s July Governorship poll is a crucial...

Sa’eed Husaini explains why sub-national elections are so important, and how the upcoming contest in Ekiti State can provide valuable clues as to the dynamics...

Noor Nieftagodien on #FeesMustFall

Prof Noor Nieftagodien provides fantastic historical context to the #FeesMustFall protests in South Africa. This talk was part of a digital panel on activism...

DIA Book Club: Governing Africa 3D Analysis of the African Union’s...

Thomas Kwesu Tieku writes about the tripartite nature of the African Union and the state of governance in Africa. Drawing on his book, Governing...

Constitutionally Speaking: the new draft constitution in Zimbabwe

In this opinion piece, Pedzisai Ruhanya argues that the new draft constitution in Zimbabwe is a flawed document that fails to address the democratic...

The Huddled Masses: Immigration and Inequality

In this article, Katy Long tells us about her new book 'The Huddled Masses' that tackles the issues of immigration and inequality, which have...

Why Less Aid Goes to Poor Countries Than You Think

According to a report by MPs on the International Development Committee of the UK Parliament, too much European Union development aid is going to...