The Death of Idriss Déby and The Prospect of a Domino...

The U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered his famous Cold War ‘Domino Theory’ speech during a news conference on 7 April 1954....

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...

The False Tradeoff: Revisiting the Democracy vs Security Paradigm in Africa

You would not know it from the news, but sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing its worst surge of political violence in more than...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...