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Join the Democracy in Africa team!

Democracy in Africa, the website and community for people interested in and working on African democracy, is looking to recruit a new Associate Editor. Do you want to join our team?

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How (not) to study Africa

African Affairs has launched a new series of Research Notes and made them freely available, including a new introduction to the study of Africa co-authored by DiA’s Nic Cheeseman.

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The future of African politics

In his latest column for Kenya’s Sunday Nation newspaper, DiA’s Nic Cheeseman looks at the future of Africa and asks if politics will be less “ethnic”, more “issue based” and more democratic in thirty years time.

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Democracy in Africa at the Frontline Club

DiA editor Nic Cheeseman will be speaking on Democracy in Africa, and the recent experience of Gambia, at the Frontline Club in London on Monday 6 March. For more information about the event, and to book tickets, click here

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Five things we have learned about African democracy

Nic Cheeseman discusses five things that we have learned about African democracy in the last twelve months, and what they mean for the next year.

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Call for Proposals: The changing face of electoral manipulation in Africa

ECAS 2017, 29 June-1 July, Basel **Deadline 19 January 2017**

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Update from the Gambia: From the ballot box to the court room?

12 December 2016, 13:00. Maggie Dwyer, Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, joins us to talk through developments in the Gambia, the prospect of the courts and the role of the military. 

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Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century: From the ‘Heart of Darkness’ to ‘Africa Rising’

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Mel Bunce tells us about ‘Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century: From the “Heart of Darkness” to “Africa Rising”‘. This new edited collection from Routledge is co-edited with Suzanne Franks and Chris Paterson. Mel is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism at City, University of London.

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#IIAG: African governments must get the basics right

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Luisa Porritt shares and explores with us some of the big issues tackled at this week’s conversation on the 2016 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, hosted by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the index. Luisa is a writer and adviser on political economy. She is also a visiting tutor at Royal […]

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#RhodesMustFall: Tadiwanashe Madenga

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At the ASAUK earlier this month, the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh hosted a series of panels on Decolonising the Academy. Tadiwanashe Madenga joined the panel digitally to present: ‘ #RhodesMustFallOxford: Decolonization and the Myth of Western Neutrality at the University of Oxford’.

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