Celebrating IWD 2022! Aspiring for gender parity in cabinets across Africa

For the last decade or so, more and more governments have moved in the direction of gender parity cabinets – the appointment...

#BookClub: Why South Africans are Prisoners of the Past

South African democracy is limited not because its governing elite has changed too much but because it has been unwilling or unable...

Soldiers in Revolt: Army mutinies in Africa

  In this article, Maggie Dwyer look at mutinies in Africa from those that were involved - essential reading in view of recent events in...

Democracy in Africa: The Movie

In a new (short) film, Democracy in Africa's Co-editor Nic Cheeseman talks about his recent book, the prospects for democracy in Africa, and the importance of...

Political culture, strong institutions and electoral transition in the Democratic Republic...

Monte McMurchy underscores the importance of meaningful civic engagement for a vibrant and meaningful democracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo. *** With over a year...

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...

#BookClub Nigerian politics & journalism: Embers of empire

Why are calls for the restructuring of Nigeria a recurring subject of debate?  For our popular #BookClub feature, Mercy Ette celebrates the...

What next for Zimbabwe?

Prof Nic Cheeseman looks at the options for the new government, assesses the pros and cons of elections versus some form of power sharing,...

Why Africa should not follow the “Rwandan” model

DiA's Nic Cheeseman gets fed up with people telling him that other African countries could do better if they followed the Rwandan model, and sets out...

Is South Sudan Doomed to Fail?

Sam Stratford looks at the situation in South Sudan, too often forgotten in the flurry of headlines about events in Kenya and Zimbabwe, and...