Africa in 2017: The political road ahead

Nic Cheeseman reflects on some of the discussions emerging from the recent Royal African Society event 'Africa in 2017: Prospects and Forecasts' at the...

Angolan elections: in review

Here, Paula Cristina Roque gives us an overview of the Situation Report that she wrote for the Institute of Security Studies. The report reflects...

Corruption and the rule of law in Angola

Our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman shares the experience of Rafael Marques de Morais who has been facing charges in Angola, having provided an account of the corruption...

The Struggle for Democracy in Angola

Democracy in Africa contributor Justin Pearce has contributed an article to the African Arguments series. Here, he summarizes his argument that the recent protests...

Angola: At the polls and beyond

As Angolans go to the polls today, Paula Cristina Roque shares with us her thoughts on the elections, and the prospects for democratic change....
The Continent Issue 3

The Continent – brilliant free African journalism

The Continent is a brilliant new venture from Simon Allison and the team at Mail&Guardian. It brings together fantastic writing from African journalists across...

Angola crackdown fails to silence criticism

Justin Pearce explores the growing number of voices criticising Angola's regime, and the persecution that they have faced. Justin is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow...

Leaders for a new Africa? A new ISPI Report

The Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) just published its new Africa Report – Leaders for a new Africa. Democrats, autocrats and development...

Pro-Democracy Protests in Angola

In recent weeks Angola has been rocked by protests against the MPLA government that have been violently suppressed. Here we provide a summary of...
Democracy in Africa

From democracy promotion to ‘politically smart’ governance reform in Africa

Rosie Pinnington provides an important critique of the 'politically smart' governance reform that is being adopted by increasing numbers of donors. Rosie is a DPhil...