Why some Anti-Corruption Campaigns do More Harm than Good

Donors and civil society groups spend tens of millions of dollars every year trying to combat corruption. They do it because corruption has been...

LISTEN: Fromagehomme’s BBC interview on Malawi’s democratic breakthrough

DiA's very own Nic Cheeseman, aka fromagehomme, was interviewed for the BBC's Newsday programme about Malawi's democratic breakthrough - why were the new elections...
The Continent Issue 3

The Continent – brilliant free African journalism

The Continent is a brilliant new venture from Simon Allison and the team at Mail&Guardian. It brings together fantastic writing from African journalists across...

Authoritarian Africa – Watch the Video of Fromagehomme’s new book!

DiA's very own Fromagehomme (aka Prof Nic Cheeseman) has a new book out with Dr Jonathan Fisher called Authoritarian Africa: Repression, Resistance and the...

What Africa has to teach the world about democracy

Recent episodes of backsliding in countries such as South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda has led to a resurgence of Afropessimism and the idea that...

Why democracy is better for development than authoritarianism in Africa

DiA's own Nic Cheeseman has spent some of the last couple of months going through the Bertlesmann Transformation Index to understand the implications of...
BBC Focus on Africa, Nigeria Podcast

PODCAST: Was the Nigerian election free and fair?

The Nigerian president election results are out and the incumbent, President Buhari, has conformably defeated his main rival Atiku Abubakar. But does the low turn...

Why there’s a case for giving foreign aid to authoritarian regimes

Should democracies give foreign aid to countries that are not democracies? That’s the topic I will be debating with leading thinkers from Islamic Relief,...

Watch Now! @fromagehomme on How to Rig An Election (Without Getting...

To celebrate the re-launch of DiA, we are delighted to share with you Professor Nic Cheeseman's inaugural lecture at the University of Birmingham. The...

Can we protect elections by using new technology?

In a hot off the press - and open access - journal article in Democratization, DiA's Nic Cheeseman argues that the introduction of new...