Why a one-size-fits-all approach to COVID-19 could kill

How should government's respond to COVID-19 and what is the best way to protect citizens? Alex Broadbent and Benjamin Smart argue that a one-size-fits-all...

Why Democracy and Authoritarianism Are Both on the Rise in Africa

DiA's own Nic Cheeseman looks at the trends in democracy and authoritarianism in Africa over the last few years, and identifies an increasingly divided...

Women politicians in Africa face huge odds but can make a...

Africa sees some of the highest rates of female political participation in the world in countries like Rwanda, but also some of the lowest...
Democracy in Africa

What will a Trump or Clinton presidency mean for Africa?

On the eve of the US election, Robtel Neajai Pailey reflects on what the outcome could mean for the African continent. Robtel Neajai Pailey is...

Parliaments: freedom’s friend or foe?

In recent years, numerous legislatures across Africa have attacked the very freedoms that we hoped they would defend. What motivates anti-democratic in these institutions?...

Agri-food industry growth and the land grab in north-east Africa

In this blog, Marion Dixon explores the changing food regime in Egypt, as well as the political implications of this shifting food nexus in...

How to undermine democracy – lessons from Egypt

In this bimonthly column for the Daily Nation, our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman analyses how democracy was undermined in Egypt and, in doing so, looks...
Ballot and Beyond

Talkin’ ’bout a constitution: the document that is shaping Egypt’s struggle

In this article, Clément Steuer explores the role of the constitution in Egypt's conflicts. He argues that the opposing sides differ on which collective of...

The Constitutional Chaos in the Post-Revolutionary Egypt

Egypt is once more in the headlines. In this blog, Clément Steuer gives us a tour of the legal developments behind the political battles that...

Ballot and beyond: reflections on Egypt’s elections

In the last few weeks, the future of Egypt's democracy has hung in the balance, amidst fierce political and legal battles at the ballot...