IDAP Launch Event! The importance of ideas and ideologies in Africa...

The importance of ideas & ideologies in Africa 19 JULY 2022 4:00 PM UK/Nigeria, 5:00PM...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

INTRO: Why digital democracy will take more than technology in Africa

From the mid-2000s onwards, the digital revolution raised hopes of democratic transformation and strengthening in Africa. But it hasn’t quite turned out...