The Tigray War and the use and misuse of pan-Africanism

It has been more than a year since a war broke out between the federal government of Ethiopia and the regional government...

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,...
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Peace, or continued war in Ethiopia?

Ethiopia is balancing on the precipice – continued war or the beginning of peace talks? The withdrawal of the Tigrayan forces back...

#BookClub: How Polish refugees came to Africa and what this tells...

During World War Two, thousands of European refugees escaped their war-ravaged continent to find safety in Africa. One of the largest groups...

Remembering not to forget: Tanzania’s 2020 General Elections

It is one year since Tanzania voted in a contested election. The landslide victory of incumbent President John Magufuli and the ruling...

The Political Impact of Social Media: A Case Study on Uganda’s...

During the 2021 General Elections in Uganda, we monitored social media accounts belonging to nominated women candidates and highly vocal women to...

eSwatini: Monarchy turns on students, children, as repression mounts

For several months deadly political unrest has unfolded in the Kingdom of eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland. The name change was unilaterally...

Russian mercenaries in Africa: Central African Republic and beyond

The assignment was tough but do-able. The brief: to shoot a documentary film about the activities of the Wagner Group, a notorious Russian mercenary...

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...

DEMOCRACY CAPTURE & THE SHADOW STATE IN AFRICA – DOWNLOAD THE...

On World Democracy Day, 15 September 2021, the Centre for Democratic Development and Democracy in Africa will join forces to release two...