Parliament pins executive over corruption scandal in Tanzania

In this blog, Michaela Collord takes a look at the escrow scandal in Tanzania, and the impressive efforts by politicians to investigate the issue...

Rising inequality in the Global South: Time to focus on the...

In this blog, co-editor Nic Cheeseman and Winnie Byanyima announce plans for a symposium to focus on tackling inequality in the global south. Nic...

Political stalemate deepens in Tanzania

Michaela Collord explores the continuing stand off between President Magufuli and the opposition coalition in Tanzania and asks what consequences it will have for the country. Michaela...

Why Mnangagwa will not be another Mugabe

  Arguing against the prevailing view that sees Mnangagwa as a force of continuity rather than change, Michael Gyekye offers an alternative perspective that focusses on...

DIA BOOK CLUB: The Politics of Work in a Post-Conflict State:...

Countries emerging from civil war face many challenges: economies in tatters; internal displacement and returning refugees; difficult processes of reconciliation. In the critical moment...

Biafran unrest and the shrinking national cake: what prospects for Nigeria?

Leila Demarest analyses how the failure of the South-East Development Commission Bill highlights an increasingly fragile fiscal pact in Nigeria. **** On 1 June 2017, the...

The Role of Education in Women’s Political Participation in Kenya

Governments, researchers and stakeholders have often recognized education as the single most potent instrument for the emancipation of marginalised groups and for...

OUT NOW: Eight brilliant Op-Eds from the Africa Comment Prize!

We are proud to present the finalists for the inaugural The Continent/Democracy in Africa Comment Prize! After receiving an incredible 342...

Compassion vs. coercion: Protecting lives & enhancing legitimacy in COVID-19 Africa

As cases of coronavirus rise across Africa, there is growing recognition that the pandemic could evolve into a crisis not just of health and...

A call for action in Sierra Leone: The proposed Commission for...

Over the last two week Sierra Leone has been rocked by political unrest. Amid widespread public concern regarding the rising cost of...