The Uses and Abuses of Social Media in Africa

A recent conference at the University of Edinburgh went "Beyond the Hashtag" to explore the impact of social media in Africa. Don't worry if...

Sleight is Right: Cyber Control as a New Battleground for African...

Is voting rigging shifting from the manual to the cyber arena? How prepared are election monitors and political parties to deal with electronic manipulation...

Democratic Republic of Congo’s negotiated democracy

With elections nowhere in sight and with President Kabila clinging onto power despite his mandate having expired in December 2016, Ilunga Mpyana analyses the...

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...

Podcast: Does Democracy Work for Africa?

Speaking to RFI's Christina Okello for a brand new documentary, DiA's Professor Nic Cheeseman explains why even in the countries where elections are frequently...

Reflections from the DRC

20th December 2016 16:00 With growing contestation surrounding President Kabila term, Pat Stys from the University of Edinburgh spoke to citizens in the Democratic Republic...

Living Through Elections in the DRC

The elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were contested in the context of widespread voter intimidation, accusations of fraud, and fears that...

IDAP Launch Event! The importance of ideas and ideologies in Africa...

The importance of ideas & ideologies in Africa 19 JULY 2022 4:00 PM UK/Nigeria, 5:00PM...

A new programme of work: Does the 71st World Health Assembly...

Mike Kalmus Eliasz explores the challenges facing the World Health Organisation and its first ever African Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as he...

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...