The hidden positive trend in Nigerian politics

It is easy to be cynical about African politics, especially in Nigeria. Pointing out the glaring shortcomings in each election promotes a...

The Colonial Roots of the Mugabe and Mnangagwa Governments in Zimbabwe

The hashtag #ZimbabweanLivesMatter has been trending online.  The digital movement is a response to efforts by Zimbabwe’s government under the leadership of...

Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Violations in Zimbabwe

In recent months, Zimbabwe has attracted global attention due to increased reports of human rights violations. These increased abuses have seen the...

“My contribution offended them”: Inclusion and exclusion in Kenya’s Participatory Budgeting

The new Kenyan constitution introduced in 2010 required the 47 newly created county governments - each with its own directly elected governors, senators, and...

Can Ghana’s Electoral Commission compile a “credible” voters’ register?

Ahead of Ghana’s 2020 election, the Electoral Commission (EC) set out to compile a new voters’ register. The EC contends that the existing register has...

Documenting Dictatorship: Truth and Reconciliation in the Gambia

The Gambia’s eleven-member Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) has heard public testimony from over 200 individuals since January 2019. Created by the 2017...

Authoritarian Africa – Watch the Video of Fromagehomme’s new book!

DiA's very own Fromagehomme (aka Prof Nic Cheeseman) has a new book out with Dr Jonathan Fisher called Authoritarian Africa: Repression, Resistance and the...

What next for Malawi – Podcast with Golden Matonga

Following the Constitutional Court's momentous decision to nullify the outcome of the 2019 general election in Malawi, we caught up with one of the...

Why BBI will not solve Kenya’s problems

The Building Bridges Initiate instigated by the Kenyan government has been hailed as a way to create more inclusive and less violent elections by...

Why Africa needs a regional criminal court

Does Africa need a regional criminal court? And how can we promote international justice in light of recent criticisms of the International Criminal Court. Dominique...