Biometric Voter Registration Arrives in Ghana

The use of technology to prevent electoral fraud is becoming increasingly common, with Kenya one of the latest countries to begin piloting the possibility of biometric voting. But is the technology good enough and reliable enough, and can it be made to work effectively in countries with a limited national infrastructure. Here, Kojo Pumpuni Asante, a Senior Research Officer at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development, discusses the move towards biometric voting in Ghana.

‘An African Election’: Reflections on Ghana’s 2008 Elections

If you haven’t already seen ‘An Africa Election’, the documentary on the Ghanaian elections of 2008 in which the NDC opposition narrowly defeated the...

The Moral Economy of Elections in Africa – Talk Announcement

The impact of elections in Africa project featuring Professors Nic Cheeseman, Gabrielle Lynch and Justin Willis will launch its findings on Ghana, Kenya and Uganda...

How Kenya can make the most of its oil and gas...

In this blog, our co-Editor Nic Cheeseman reports back from a recent workshop at the University of Oxford held by the African Studies Centre...

NGOs and democracy in Ghana

In this article, Jelmer Kamstra and Luuk Knippenberg introduce their recent research into NGOs and democracy in Ghana. They argue that NGOs in the...

2020 Ghana Elections – Six Things to Watch before December 2020

Ghana goes to the polls to elect a President and Members of Parliament in December 2020. It will be the country’s eighth successive general...

The Uses and Abuses of Social Media in Africa

A recent conference at the University of Edinburgh went "Beyond the Hashtag" to explore the impact of social media in Africa. Don't worry if...

The Impact of COVID19 on Food Security in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all sectors of economies globally. Here in Africa, the crisis has drastically impacted food security. Supply chains, food and...

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...

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...