What Does Post-Socialist Democracy Look Like in Africa?

Between 1960 and 1992, socialist one-party states were among the most common forms of government in Africa. Rhetorically, this ideology offered leaders...

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...

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...

VIDEO: Traditional Leaders and Democracy in Africa – WATCH NOW!

Watch the inaugural joint webinar of the Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa at the University of Cape Town...

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...

Setting a foreign policy agenda for the Muhammadu Buhari presidency

Babatunde Afolabi talks us through the foreign policy priorities for Nigeria's new government. Babatunde is a consultant who has previously worked for the Economic...

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...

Compassion vs. coercion: Protecting lives & enhancing legitimacy in COVID-19 Africa

As cases of coronavirus rise across Africa, there is growing recognition that the pandemic could evolve into a crisis not just of health and...

Join the new “Ideas in African Politics” Network now!

You are invited to join a new research network study of the history and impact of African political thought. The name for...