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What next for Malawi – Podcast with Golden Matonga

Following the Constitutional Court's momentous decision to nullify the outcome of the 2019 general election in Malawi, we caught up with one of the...

Malawi Court Nullifies Presidential Election! Full summary of the judgement

The Malawian Constitutional Court is set to deliver its verdict at 9:00am (GMT+2, so 7:00am GMT) on Monday 3 February. Talking to both sides,...

Debate: Democracy vs. Authoritarianism in Africa

DiA's Nic Cheeseman went on the BBC's News Day programme to talk about his new book Authoritarian Africa. But the interview quickly evolved into...

PODCAST: Prof Cheeseman on how social media is changing African politics

Ozayr Patel from the conversation talks to DiA's Nic Cheeseman about the role of social media in African politics, and in particular the impact...

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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...

The State of Democracy in Africa

DiA's Nic Cheeseman is taking the day off to celebrate his 40th birthday, so to mark the occasion we thought we would re-post one...

Ethiopia elects first female president

On 25 October 2018, the Ethiopian parliament elected Sahle-Work Zewde as the country’s new president. Sahle-Work, who is a long-time diplomat, becomes Ethiopia’s first...
President Muhammadu Buhari

In Nigeria, President Buhari hits the ground walking

DiA's own Nic Cheeseman reflects on the first few weeks of President Buhari's second term in Nigeria following his re-election in polls...