International anti-corruption: On the front page vs. under the radar

Anti-corruption will make international headlines in 2021, not just with the odd scandal but also due to the UN General Assembly convening...

NEW SEMINAR SERIES WITH IDCPPA: Join us for a webinar on...

Democracy in Africa is delighted to be joining forces with the fantastic Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa of...

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...
Zambia

Democracy and Justice: A Case of Zambia’s Predicament on Political Victimization

The current government in Zambia has placed the fight against corruption among its top priorities. To this end, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC),...
Sierra Leone, 2018 elections

The Politics of the Census in Sierra Leone

There have been several instances where successive governments do not trust national data from past governments. Sierra Leone is no different when...

How presidential candidates buy-off disgruntled leaders and maintain their coalitions

As the August 9 general elections draw ever closer in Kenya, the month of April saw political party “nominations”, when the respective...

State Capture in South Africa: Was the Zondo Commission worth it?

South Africa’s judicial commission into state capture, known as the Zondo Commission, recently handed over the fourth part...
Sierra Leone, 2018 elections

The Dialectics of Loyalty in African Politics: Rule of Law and...

The story of politics in Africa is often too familiar, or so we think — corruption, bad governance, dictatorship, etc. Even more...