Advocacy under fire: pushing for change on LGBT issues in Zambia

Democracy in Africa have been in contact with LGBT activists in Zambia who have been in hiding in recent months, fearing persecution from the...

“So called” Professor Nic Cheeseman causes Zambia controversy

A recent article by DiA's Nic Cheeseman made front page news in Zambia, and was subsequently denounced by the Patriotic Front government. Click through...

Zambia – President Lungu and the Third Term

Africa is set for more third term controversy as Zambian President Edgar Lungu manoeuvres to get a third term in office. As part of...

Trade Unions and Democracy in Zambia

Amidst the recent democratic crisis following the announcement that the Patriotic Front government intends to ‘deregister’ the main opposition party (the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy)...

Citizenship in Africa: The Law of Belonging

Bronwen Manby takes us through her new book Citizenship in Africa: The Law of Belonging. In an important contribution to the literature on statehood, citizenship and...

The coming debt crisis? How African states borrow, and who they...

There is growing concern about the level of debt accumulated by countries such as Ghana and Zambia. In the latest in our popular Book...

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...

New Book Blog: Why African leaders are more constrained by democratic...

Nic Cheeseman shares some of the highlights of his new book - Institutions and Democracy in Africa (CUP, 2018) - arguing that failing to recognise...

Proportional Representation and democracy in Zambia

Is proportional representation the solution to Zambia’s politics of personality? Can it improve public policy making and implementation? Timothy Wild explores prospects for Proportional...

An open letter to President Edgar Lungu over human rights

Sishuwa Sishuwa chronicles the constant questioning of the identity and nationality of Zambia’s presidents – and challenges President Lungu’s strategy of incarcerating opposition leader,...