Ghana elections: Updates from the ground (part one)

Voting for presidential and parliamentary elections is currently ongoing in Ghana, as the polls have been extended for a second day. The two front runners in...

NEW SEMINAR SERIES WITH IDCPPA: Join us for a webinar on...

Democracy in Africa is delighted to be joining forces with the fantastic Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa of...

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...

REJOINDER: Why democracy in Ghana is not under threat

Is there a rising threat to constitutionalism in Ghana? On 5 June 2019 Kafui Tsekpo and Michael Abbey argued in a piece that DiA...

Radio Gha Gha – How Radio Gives A Voice To the...

What role has radio played in Ghana over the last seventy years? Jacob Nyarko argues that it has gone from being a mouthpiece for...

The Moral Economy of Elections in Africa is out now!

The Moral Economy of Elections in Africa, the new book by DiA's very own Nic Cheeseman and his colleagues Gabrielle Lynch and...

J.J. Rawlings: A Man For All Seasons?

As Ghana goes to the polls for the 2020 general elections, Ryan Colton looks back at the life and legacy of one...

Ghana decides: Rumours of rigging and opposition optimism

Wednesday 7th December, 15:30pm. In our second interview with Co-Editor Nic Cheeseman on the elections in Ghana, we talk about the opposition's growing confidence in their...

More in common than you think: elections in Sierra Leone and...

Over forty per cent of  the countries in Africa held polls in 2012, sparking a raft of electoral analysis. Here, Jonathan Bhalla gives us a...

International Women’s Day: What is happening with Affirmative Action in Ghana?

International Women’s Day 2020 is upon us, and the African Union Gender Champion, Nana Akufo-Addo, is under increasing pressure to bring an Affirmative Action...