Is WhatsApp Undermining Democracy in Africa?

There is growing concern about the potential for the message and media sharing platform WhatsApp to undermine democracy in a number of countries across...

What Google Trends Data can Tell Us About the Tanzanian Election

Over the last 5 years, Tanzania has seen a steady increase in authoritarian practices. This trend reached its climax in the recent...

J.J. Rawlings: A Man For All Seasons?

As Ghana goes to the polls for the 2020 general elections, Ryan Colton looks back at the life and legacy of one...

Lessons from the US elections for Africa and beyond

In October, three African countries – Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, and Tanzania – conducted elections that were marred by administrative chaos, acts of...

LIVE SHOW: Democratic Decline West Africa

The next show of our amazing sister podcast/discussion space the Resistance Bureau is on Resisting Democratic Decline in West Africa, with an...

What’s next for Zanzibar after flawed polls and repression?

As I write, Zanzibaris have gone to the polls, ballots have been counted, and implausible results have been announced from Wednesday’s election....

TODAY! African Perspectives on the crisis of democracy in America

Monday, October 26th 11am New York - 3pm Dakar/London - 4pm Kinshasa/Paris - 5pm Cape Town - 6pm Nairobi

President Mnangagwa is questioning the need for election observers … and...

On a recent state visit to Zimbabwe, President Emmerson Mnangagwa praised Malawi for successfully holding its election re-run without the presence of...

The making of a dinosaur? Côte d’Ivoire’s 2020 elections

In early 2020, South Africa’s Mail & Guardian newspaper proclaimed, “Africa’s dinosaurs are dying out”. With incumbent president Alassane Ouattara running for...

Remembering Zambia’s flawed 2016 election as 2021 looms

Reading Sakwa James’ recent blog on the 2021 Ugandan elections gave me a sense of déjà vu – here we go again,...