Documenting Dictatorship: Truth and Reconciliation in the Gambia

The Gambia’s eleven-member Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) has heard public testimony from over 200 individuals since January 2019. Created by the 2017...

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...

New Book Blog: Why African leaders are more constrained by democratic...

Nic Cheeseman shares some of the highlights of his new book - Institutions and Democracy in Africa (CUP, 2018) - arguing that failing to recognise...

Soldiers in Revolt: Army mutinies in Africa

  In this article, Maggie Dwyer look at mutinies in Africa from those that were involved - essential reading in view of recent events in...

A year of illusions: Five things we learnt about democracy in...

Professor Nic Cheeseman's traditional review of the year, which analyses some of the main developments on the continent in 2017 and looks ahead to the prospects...

Democratic breakthroughs in Africa: time to celebrate but worries still linger

With International Day of Democracy on 15th September, Nic Cheeseman takes stock of key trends and developments across sub-Saharan Africa. ***** Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham There...

Is Africa becoming more democratic?

In celebration of Africa Day, DiA's Nic Cheeseman considers whether Africa is becoming more democratic, and argues that things look better than you might...

Democracy in Africa at the Frontline Club

DiA editor Nic Cheeseman will be speaking on Democracy in Africa, and the recent experience of Gambia, at the Frontline Club in London on...

Five things we have learned about African democracy

Nic Cheeseman discusses five things that we have learned about African democracy in the last twelve months, and what they mean for the next...

Update from the Gambia: From the ballot box to the court...

12 December 2016, 13:00 Maggie Dwyer, Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, joins us to talk through developments in the Gambia, the prospect of...