Unpacking Judicial Bias in Africa

Confidence in courts is unsteady in Africa. Recent Afrobarometer polls reveal largely negative perceptions of the judiciary and growing levels of public...

Protecting women during elections in Malawi

Do male leaders, who so often profess a commitment to gender equality (for example here and here), believe in it? A study by...

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...

The lived realities of male survivors of wartime sexual violence in...

Across the globe, wartime sexual violence against men is committed much more frequently than is commonly assumed. Yet, the dynamics surrounding these...

Reconciling democracy and development: Reflections from a life of research

Oda van Cranenburgh recently retired from Leiden University after a career of researching the politics of what are often called "developing countries",...

How can we make sure that IDPs can participate in elections...

This article explores the rights, barriers, and opportunities for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to vote within the prism of extant electoral policies...

How climate change causes insecurity among vulnerable groups in Africa

“I was hopeful that my 30-year-old daughter would build me a decent house since this one can collapse anytime, but the finality...

A corruption scandal smoulders in Malawi, as Pres Chakwera fires cabinet

Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera came to power promising to tackle corruption. But his handling of a deepening corruption scandal of state capture...

Hakainde Hichilema’s first 100 days: A new dawn in Zambia?

Hakainde Hichilema was sworn in as Zambia’s seventh president on 24 August 2021, after winning a landslide victory in an election held two weeks...

Learning from Left Analysis of New Fascism and Authoritarianism: From South...

There is a second coming of fascism under way in the twenty-first century that cannot be understood through the conceptual...