UPCOMING WEBINAR: African MPs: Out of touch elites or put upon...

Democracy in Africa is delighted to announce the fourth joint webinar with the fantastic Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa of...

WATCH! The Kenyan Elections 2022: What happens next?

Watch the third joint webinar of the Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa at the University of Cape Town...

Nigeria’s new Kingmakers

In a country as diverse as Nigeria, few events provide such a clear melting pot of the country’s different groups as a...
Sierra Leone, 2018 elections

The Politics of the Census in Sierra Leone

There have been several instances where successive governments do not trust national data from past governments. Sierra Leone is no different when...

You Can’t Eat the Roads: Chinese Leverage and Democratic Resilience in...

Heading into Zambia’s August 2021 elections, many international observers warned that the country, often held up as an example of resilient multiparty...

How presidential candidates buy-off disgruntled leaders and maintain their coalitions

As the August 9 general elections draw ever closer in Kenya, the month of April saw political party “nominations”, when the respective...

Reforming Nigeria’s Electoral Law for Mandate Protection In 2023: Opportunities and...

In 2010, the Nigeria Electoral Act, which establishes the guiding principles for Nigeria’s elections, became law. In the years since, the law has...

Why South Africa’s electoral reforms are neither inclusive nor fair

In June, 2020 the Constitutional Court in South Africa ruled in favour of the applicants, the New Nation Movement NPC and others,...

Reconciling democracy and development: Reflections from a life of research

Oda van Cranenburgh recently retired from Leiden University after a career of researching the politics of what are often called "developing countries",...

How can we make sure that IDPs can participate in elections...

This article explores the rights, barriers, and opportunities for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to vote within the prism of extant electoral policies...