Facebook’s ongoing scramble for Africa

In 2016, Facebook’s grand project to ‘connect the unconnected’ was banned in India after a year-long national debate led by digital activists....

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...
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...

Legislative Development in Africa: Politics and Postcolonial Legacies

In the latest instalment of our popular Book Club feature, one of the rising stars of African studies, Ken Opalo, shares the main messages...

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...

Burkina Faso: A weakened state is paving the way for terrorism

In the latest edition of our DiA mid-week read, Ismaila Kane shows why religious attacks on Christian minorities reflect the fragility of the Burkinabe...

Soldiers in Revolt: Army mutinies in Africa

  In this article, Maggie Dwyer look at mutinies in Africa from those that were involved - essential reading in view of recent events in...
Democracy in Africa

What will a Trump or Clinton presidency mean for Africa?

On the eve of the US election, Robtel Neajai Pailey reflects on what the outcome could mean for the African continent. Robtel Neajai Pailey is...

The myth about democracy in Africa

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman highlights the importance of democratic ideas and memories in the ongoing struggles for...

Democracy in Africa and how to improve it

In his regular blog for the Daily Nation, Co-Editor Nic Cheeseman teams up with Alexander Noyes to explore the cases of Burundi and Burkina...