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...

DIA Book Club: African Women, ICT and Neoliberal Governance

Assata Zerai explains the double displacement of scholarship by African women. In audaciously calling for a transformation in social sciences epistemology, she argues for...

IWD 2021: Can Ghana’s government deliver gender equality without a majority?

Hung parliaments, coalitions, and deadlock between legislature and executive, are familiar problems in several constitutional democracies around the world. But in Ghana’s...

Rwanda: Liberation by numbers?

Our co-editor, SJ Cooper-Knock takes a look at Rwanda, which is often praised for leading the way on women's representation in parliament. What do the...

The gender gap in Kenya – taking stock and moving forward

In his column for the Daily Nation our co-editor, Nic Cheeseman, argues that Kenya needs to improve its performance on gender issues. Whilst it is...

The Political Impact of Social Media: A Case Study on Uganda’s...

During the 2021 General Elections in Uganda, we monitored social media accounts belonging to nominated women candidates and highly vocal women to...

The Book Club: Women, Dictatorships and Genderwashing

In the latest instalment of our popular Book Club feature, which brings you the latest and greatest works on African politics, Joanna Allan draws...

Leaving the girls behind: child soldiers in the DRC

What happens when child soldiers return home? Bill Snaddon writes about the fraught experiences of female child soldiers re-joining their families and communities in...

Women’s Activism in Africa: Struggles for Rights and Representation

Our popular Book Club feature brings you accessible and powerful summaries of the best books on Africa. In this edition, Balghis Badri and Aili...

International Women’s Day 2018: What is there to celebrate?

DiA's Nic Cheeseman and the University of Birmingham's Jill Steans ask whether there is anything to celebrate on this International Women's Day, and why...