The youth of eSwatini demand change – and they want it...

A political crisis has engulfed eSwatini (formerly Swaziland). The trigger for protests against the authoritarian monarchy of Mswati III was the mysterious...

Amidst the political crisis in eSwatini, women fight for equality

On 12 April 1973 a new baby democracy was stillborn by the banning of political parties and the imposition of the “Tikhundla”...

Africans want consensual democracy – why is that reality so hard...

It has become common to argue that most Africans are not that committed to democracy. Commentators often suggest that Africans care more...
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The impact of the Tigray conflict on children

According to a report published by the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), an estimated 426 million children were living in close proximity...

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...