Join the new “Ideas in African Politics” Network now!

You are invited to join a new research network study of the history and impact of African political thought. The name for...

Governance and Public Policy in the Digital Age

The US President announces that he authorised a targeted assassination of a senior Iranian military official. The Iranian Foreign Minister announces that...

Do coups improve human rights in countries like Gabon?

The recent failed coup-attempt in Gabon has stirred an existing debate about the impact of coups. Given that competitive elections are associated with improvements...

Legislative Development in Africa: Politics and Postcolonial Legacies

In the latest instalment of our popular Book Club feature, one of the rising stars of African studies, Ken Opalo, shares the main messages...

Authoritarian regimes and democratisation in Africa: China and Russia compared

When the "third wave" of democratisation swept across much of Africa in the aftermath of the Cold War, hopes were high that...

How popular is China in Africa? And how do people think...

It’s been 20 years since the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation was first held. Another summit is planned for September 2021 in Dakar,...