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...

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...

How international actors encourage coups in Africa

The 82 coups Africa experienced between 1960 and 2000 were devastating for the continent—contributing to the instability, corruption, human rights abuses, impunity,...

How fighting fake news hurts free speech

Governments across the world are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside the mountain of related challenges, fake news has become a source...

The death of Déby has exposed the limits of French influence...

Chadian President Idriss Déby has been killed. According to the official account of his death, Déby was fatally wounded while leading troops...

Authoritarian Africa – Watch the Video of Fromagehomme’s new book!

DiA's very own Fromagehomme (aka Prof Nic Cheeseman) has a new book out with Dr Jonathan Fisher called Authoritarian Africa: Repression, Resistance and the...

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...

How Social Media is Changing Politics in Africa

In our popular Book Club feature, Maggie Dwyer and Thomas Molony reflect on the key lessons of their important new volume on Social Media...

Fleeting glory in a wasteland: Wealth, politics, and autonomy in Northern...

Judith Scheele and Julien Brachet tell us about their research in Northern Chad. This work asks how we can understand ideas and practices of...
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...