Khama-Chameleon: Botswana’s foreign policy shift

How should we understand the foreign policy of African states? And why do some countries with a dubious record at home talk so much...

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...

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 state of democracy in Africa

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman asks how we should define, measure, and systematically understand democracy across the diverse...

Reconciliation or realpolitik? Botswana’s new vice president

This month, a new Vice President took to the stage in Botswana. Here, Dr Shane Mac Giollabhui and Sarah Jane Cooper-Knock explore the significance...

NEW SEMINAR SERIES WITH IDCPPA: Join us for a webinar on...

Democracy in Africa is delighted to be joining forces with the fantastic Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa of...

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...

Taking lives: Living in Kleptoland?

The struggle of a mother living in a Luandan slum is one that requires all her might, each day, just to keep...

Bad Khama: The Corruption of the Botswanan Presidency

Kenneth Good looks back at the legacy of General Ian Khama, who has just announced that he will soon step down as president of Botswana, and concludes...

Incumbency and elections: the 2019 polls in Botswana and South Africa

Nicole Beardsworth explains why Ian Khama’s retirement and removal of Jacob Zuma in South Africa is not a strengthening of democracy but a means...