Democratic breakthroughs in Africa: time to celebrate but worries still linger

With International Day of Democracy on 15th September, Nic Cheeseman takes stock of key trends and developments across sub-Saharan Africa. ***** Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham There...
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...

The Impact of COVID19 on Food Security in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all sectors of economies globally. Here in Africa, the crisis has drastically impacted food security. Supply chains, food and...

Southern Africa’s liberation movements: Can they abandon old bad habits?

Over the past year, there has been leadership changes in Angola, South Africa and Zimbabwe, but does this leadership renewal signal the renewal of...

Angola’s 2022 election: The more things change the more they stay...

Angolans go to the polls on 24 August to vote in parliamentary elections. The leader of the party with the most seats in...

IDAP Launch Event! The importance of ideas and ideologies in Africa...

The importance of ideas & ideologies in Africa 19 JULY 2022 4:00 PM UK/Nigeria, 5:00PM...

Angolan election: opposition gains ground despite malpractice

Following the Angolan election results, Justin Pearce takes a look at the country's political landscape and the prospects for future change. Justin Pearce is...

The Presidential Succession in Angola: When, Who and How?

Presidential succession is one of the most important phenomena in African politics, yet it is rarely the subject of serious research.  Ruling parties often...

Between citizenship and marginalisation in Angola

Vasco Martins tells us about his recent research on citizenship in Angola, which has recent been published in Citizenship Studies. Vasco is a researcher at...

Five Trends That Will Shape Urban Africa in 2023

Africa’s population is booming, and most of this growth is happening in its cities. The future of Africa is urban, creating new opportunities —...