Gender quotas and women’s representation in African parliaments

In this blog, Dr Gretchen Bauer focuses in on gender quotas in Africa, and asks what the impact of increasing women in parliament has been....

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...

Malawi heading for another election crisis

Malawi is just emerging from one election crisis. But is it about to be plunged into another/? Jeffrey Smith investigates ... In a few months,...

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...

Four things to look out for in Ghana’s new government

Since the establishment of Ghana’s fourth republic in 1992, the country’s two major political parties have both, at different times, held a...

Who decides who gets to vote in Ghana’s elections?

Recurring questions in Ghana about who constitutes the electorate have in recent years turned to the issue of foreign voters. Are people crossing national...

How AI is transforming Africa’s political landscape

The recent 2020 Government AI Readiness Index posits that, even though Africa is “relatively better prepared - compared to the 2019 index...

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...

Ghana decides: Update on the election

Co-editor Nic Cheeseman talks to us from Ghana, arguing that the opposition can be cautiously optimistic 7th December 23:30pm (GMT):

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...