DIA BOOK CLUB: Violence in African Elections: Between Big Man Politics...

Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs and Jesper Bjarnesen present the key findings from their new edited volume, Violence in African Elections: Between Big Man Politics and...

How to change rape culture in Côte d’Ivoire

In August this year, Yves de M’Bella, a media personality in Côte d’Ivoire, brought a male guest, Kader Traoré, onto his prime-time...
Credit: The MV Liemba trading with locals on its way to Kigoma, Tanzania/Maximillian Köster

The African Continental Free Trade Area: A Catalyst for Development?

In July 2019 Nigeria finally signed the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, after it had pulled out days before the signing was due. Now...

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...
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...

Gbagbo’s acquittal isn’t bad for the ICC. But problems around evidence...

Laurent Gbagbo acquittal by the International Criminal Court of crimes against humanity raises the question: what will it take to secure a conviction at...

#IIAG: African governments must get the basics right

Luisa Porritt shares and explores with us some of the big issues tackled at this week's conversation on the 2016 Ibrahim Index of African Governance,...

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...

Soldiers in Revolt: Army mutinies in Africa

  In this article, Maggie Dwyer look at mutinies in Africa from those that were involved - essential reading in view of recent events in...

The making of a dinosaur? Côte d’Ivoire’s 2020 elections

In early 2020, South Africa’s Mail & Guardian newspaper proclaimed, “Africa’s dinosaurs are dying out”. With incumbent president Alassane Ouattara running for...