The Legacy of UNAMID and the Future of Hybrid Peacekeeping Missions

The 13-year-old African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur – known as UNAMID – officially ended on December 31, 2020 and is...

Authoritarianism has changed, and so should our approach to it

Authoritarianism is on the rise globally and democratic governments need to be better equipped to meet the challenges it represents, or at...

The Increasing Significance of Courts in Africa’s Contested Elections

The judicial nullification of presidential election petitions in Kenya and Malawi in 2017 and 2019, respectively, have been widely recognized as towering...

DECOLONISATION & BLACK LIVES: LAUNCHING A NEW SERIES OF DEBATES

Democracy in Africa is proud and excited to be supporting a new series of debates and talks on Race, Decolonisation and the...

Zambia’s Crisis of Democracy and the 2021 General Elections

Zambia is one of the fastest eroding democracies in the world. This is according to the Varieties of Democracy Project (V-dem), one...

Why the University of Zambia’s disavowal of Sishuwa Sishuwa threatens academic...

DiA note: to read and add your signature to a statement in support of Sishuwa Sishuwa from academics around the work, click...

Statement of solidarity with Dr Sishuwa Sishuwa against unfounded charges of...

DiA is proud to share a statement of solidarity with Dr Sishuwa Sishuwa against unfounded charges of sedition that has been put...

What Future Awaits Refugees in Kenya?

On March 23, the Kenyan government gave the UN’s refugee agency a two-week-long ultimatum to prepare a plan to close two refugee...

Rudasingwa On Why People Become Apologists for Kagame’s Regime in Rwanda

My name is Theogene Rudasingwa, and I appreciate Sir Edward Clay’s review of Michela Wrong’s book “Do not Disturb. I am one of...

#BookClub. What drives election rigging – and when citizens resist it?

In recent months it has felt like election rigging has run riot. Citizens killed, beaten and intimidated and election...