How should African countries hold elections during the pandemic?

Although much commentary on the COVID-19 pandemic has described it as ‘unprecedented’, epidemic diseases have broken out periodically throughout human history. If...

As Guinea suffers new coup, Benin’s light fades in the region

As Benin prepares to mark the six-month anniversary of President Patrice Talon’s re-election, international observers have largely turned their attention to the...

Nigeria’s Electoral Bill 2021: Convergence, Divergence, and Dilemmas

As the world eagerly anticipates Africa’s biggest election in 2023, policy capture, process manipulation, and geo-politics are defining the electoral framework reform...

In pursuit of a peaceful presidential election in The Gambia

The Gambia is approaching presidential elections on 4 December 2021. This will be the first vote since the electoral defeat of former...

DEMOCRACY CAPTURE & THE SHADOW STATE IN AFRICA – DOWNLOAD THE...

On World Democracy Day, 15 September 2021, the Centre for Democratic Development and Democracy in Africa will join forces to release two...

Electoral Reform in Nigeria: The Manipulation of the Electoral Bill 2021

The Electoral Bill 2021 is still waiting to be passed by the Nigerian legislature, having missed the two initial deadlines...

President Lungu plays his Trump card in Zambia

Zambia’s presidential election was expected to be a tight two-horse race between President Edgar Lungu and perennial opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema. But...

THE ZAMBIAN ELECTION RESULTS – ALL HERE WITH ANALYSIS!

As the results come in, DiA will be updating its results database and analysing the figures. Analysis correct for...

Against Unity: A Christian Perspective on the Zambian Elections

Last week, the organizing committee for Zambia’s National Day of Prayer declared three days of prayer and fasting under the theme, “Actualizing...

Eroding the Unity Legacy: Ethno-regional Rhetoric in Zambia’s 2021 Elections

Zambia has a reputation for political stability and unity rooted in the efforts of – sadly recently departed – founding father Kenneth...