#IIAG: African governments must get the basics right

Luisa Porritt shares and explores with us some of the big issues tackled at this week's conversation on the 2016 Ibrahim Index of African Governance,...

Zimbabwe’s historic elections: a case of leopards not changing their spots

As Zimbabwe's main opposition political party dispute the presidential election result, Cheryl Hendricks argues that it's time for political elites to put the interests...

Notes from a research trip to Tunis: Constitution-making in a post-authoritarian...

Reflecting on her research trip to Tunisia, Abrak Saati explains how ideologies gave way for pragmatism in Tunisia’s post-authoritarian constitution-making process. *** I spent November/December of...

Uganda – Tension rising over push to scrap presidential age limits

Will President Museveni's determination to remain in power indefinitely destabilise the ruling party? Or will it be business as usual? Michaela Collord investigates. *** NRM MPs...

Political stalemate deepens in Tanzania

Michaela Collord explores the continuing stand off between President Magufuli and the opposition coalition in Tanzania and asks what consequences it will have for the country. Michaela...

Legislative Development in Africa: Politics and Postcolonial Legacies

In the latest instalment of our popular Book Club feature, one of the rising stars of African studies, Ken Opalo, shares the main messages...

Zimbabwe’s new cabinet: Balancing patronage and merit?

President Mnangagwa appointed a new cabinet on September 7, 2018. Washington Katema explains the balancing of ethnic, patronage and merit in his cabinet appointments...

48 opposition MPs suspended in Zambia, as IMF props up government

DiA's Nic Cheeseman responds to the news that 48 opposition MPs have been suspended as Zambia begins to finalise an economic rescue package with...

Regional political inequality in Africa can be explained by colonial era-education....

Research shows that political elites tend to favour their home region when distributing resources. But what explains how political power is distributed...

IWD: How democracy is failing women

In honour of International Women's Day 2019 Susan Dodsworth and our very own Nic Cheeseman have published a hard hitting critique of the way...