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...

Beyond the Dam: Sustaining the Nile Watershed

Ethiopian electrification rates are low, even by African standards. At least 55% of Ethiopians don't have electricity, lagging behind Sudan (40%) and Egypt, which...

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...

Russia in Africa – Undermining democracy through elite capture

To gain insight into Russia’s governance model in Africa, one only need look at the experience of the Central African Republic. Russian...

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...

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...

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...

How fighting fake news hurts free speech

Governments across the world are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside the mountain of related challenges, fake news has become a source...

Should the Arab Spring Become a Turkish Summer?

In the wake of the Arab Spring, there has been an avalanche of analysis trying to delineate what its causes were and its consequences...