What can we learn about political polarisation from Kenya and Taiwan?

Political polarization is one of the main factors which play a role in driving political behavior. While an inclusive and diverse society...
Sierra Leone, 2018 elections

The Dialectics of Loyalty in African Politics: Rule of Law and...

The story of politics in Africa is often too familiar, or so we think — corruption, bad governance, dictatorship, etc. Even more...

Nigeria’s new Kingmakers

In a country as diverse as Nigeria, few events provide such a clear melting pot of the country’s different groups as a...

Long read: What motivates China’s investment & lending practices in Africa?

Since the wave of independence in the 1960s, African countries have faced numerous instances of debt distress in which they could not...

WATCH! Webinar on Judicial Politics and the Balance of Power is...

Watch the second joint webinar of the Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa at the University of Cape Town...

You Can’t Eat the Roads: Chinese Leverage and Democratic Resilience in...

Heading into Zambia’s August 2021 elections, many international observers warned that the country, often held up as an example of resilient multiparty...
Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba Official Photo

The ‘Muhoozi Project’ in Uganda: Testing the water or preparing the...

A particularly intense and visible campaign has been taking place in Uganda over the last few months to promote Muhoozi Kainerugaba –...

UPCOMING WEBINAR! Judicial politics & the balance of power in Southern...

Democracy in Africa is delighted to announce the second joint webinar with the fantastic Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in...

Africa Day 2022: Time to Take Stock

No one who stood in one of the long snaking queues outside polling stations on 27 April 1994 will ever forget the...

State Capture in South Africa: Was the Zondo Commission worth it?

South Africa’s judicial commission into state capture, known as the Zondo Commission, recently handed over the fourth part...