international relations

Open for Business – but not Democracy: Zimbabwe’s Foreign Policy under...

In late November 2017 Zimbabwe’s, securocrats replaced the nonagenarian Robert Gabriel Mugabe with his long-time confidante Emmerson Mnangagwa, declaring Zimbabwe ‘open for...

Somaliland suspends relations with the United Nations amidst rising tensions

On October 25, 2020, Somaliland authorities suspended their relations with the United Nations and banned its activities ‘until further notice’. While the...

The Aid Debate: Time for Donors to Drop President Museveni

As the results from the Ugandan elections were announced, there was an overwhelming sense of dejà-vu.  President Yoweri Museveni, in power for...

Ghosts of juntas past: Can France get it right in Mali...

Should foreign allies prioritise liberty or stability in states undergoing extra-constitutional transition? France again faces this challenge in Mali, with the easy...

Eroding the Unity Legacy: Ethno-regional Rhetoric in Zambia’s 2021 Elections

Zambia has a reputation for political stability and unity rooted in the efforts of – sadly recently departed – founding father Kenneth...

The productive failures of biometric voting in Africa

Biometric voting is booming in Africa. Since the mid-2000s, election management bodies have increasingly turned to biometric voter registration. 28 countries on...

DECOLONISATION & BLACK LIVES: LAUNCHING A NEW SERIES OF DEBATES

Democracy in Africa is proud and excited to be supporting a new series of debates and talks on Race, Decolonisation and the...

DIA SEMINAR: John Campbell on Nigeria and the Nation-State

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA SEMINAR SERIES EPISODE 2: THURSDAY 25 MARCH 2021 1:00pm Eastern Time/5:00pm UK/6:00pm Nigeria TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

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...
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Africa-China Relations during the COVID Pandemic

The political effects of the current COVID pandemic have been seen in multiple areas of global relations. The case of China’s foreign...