Incumbency and elections: the 2019 polls in Botswana and South Africa

Nicole Beardsworth explains why Ian Khama’s retirement and removal of Jacob Zuma in South Africa is not a strengthening of democracy but a means...

#BookClub: Rural Democracy – Elections and Development in Africa

In the latest in our popular #bookclub feature, Robin Harding shares the key insights of his important and path-breaking book Rural Democracy. How have African...

Democracy Beyond Swapo in Namibia

With the Regional and Local Authority elections on 25 November 2020 Namibia’s political landscape has changed. Voters practiced their right to make...
President Muhammadu Buhari

In Nigeria, President Buhari hits the ground walking

DiA's own Nic Cheeseman reflects on the first few weeks of President Buhari's second term in Nigeria following his re-election in polls...

Voter apathy: A threat to democracy in Nigeria

President Buhari was elected by 18 percent of Nigeria‘s registered voters? Is democracy in Nigeria still about majority rule? In this article, Seun Akinyemi...

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...

Latest analysis of the Kenyan elections from Nic Cheeseman on BBC...

Five minute interview on the current situation in Kenya, covering the results, unrest and the political outlook. Filmed at 20:00 on 12 August 2017....

Mali’s next president: some ‘what ifs’ for the 2018 elections

Mali held its first round of presidential elections on 29 July 2018. In this article, Jonathan Sears ask crucial questions: 'What if a change...

What kind of a coup are we seeing in Zimbabwe?

LSE researcher McDonald Lewanika analyses the evolving situation in Zimbabwe, and asks what kind of military intervention this is, and how we should understand...

Uganda – Tension rising over push to scrap presidential age limits

Will President Museveni's determination to remain in power indefinitely destabilise the ruling party? Or will it be business as usual? Michaela Collord investigates. *** NRM MPs...