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...

How COVID-19 is putting immunization at risk

The current COVID-19 pandemic has deflected attention away from other health priorities. However, the coronavirus is far from the only virus people that are...

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...

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...

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...

AUTHORITARIAN REGIMES & AFRICA – LAUNCH & INTRO!

Here at Democracy in Africa we are delighted to be launching one of our Special Issues, this time looking at the question...

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 effect of Boko Haram stockpiling weapons on the Lake Chad...

Since Boko Haram's emergence in the early 2000s, the security situation in the Lake Chad Basin region has worsened. Comprising Nigeria, Cameroon,...

African Coups in the 21st Century

Coups are not a new phenomena in sub-Saharan Africa, and have shaped how people think about the continent for decades. Chinua Achebe’s...

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...