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...

How presidential candidates buy-off disgruntled leaders and maintain their coalitions

As the August 9 general elections draw ever closer in Kenya, the month of April saw political party “nominations”, when the respective...

VIDEO: Traditional Leaders and Democracy in Africa – WATCH NOW!

Watch the inaugural joint webinar of the Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa at the University of Cape Town...
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Marriage of Choice or By Default? Evaluating Sino-African Relations

In late 2021, when I was taking an Uber home, I got into a conversation with the driver. They had arrived late,...

NEW SEMINAR SERIES WITH IDCPPA: Join us for a webinar on...

Democracy in Africa is delighted to be joining forces with the fantastic Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa of...

The Role of Education in Women’s Political Participation in Kenya

Governments, researchers and stakeholders have often recognized education as the single most potent instrument for the emancipation of marginalised groups and for...
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Food Fight: Why Does the US Knowingly Slow Down Food Aid...

Approximately 13 million people in the Horn of Africa need critical food assistance right now. Kenyan, Ethiopian, and Somali citizens are experiencing...

Join the new “Ideas in African Politics” Network now!

You are invited to join a new research network study of the history and impact of African political thought. The name for...

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...

Diversifying Africa’s militaries may be the key to successful democratization

The plight of African democracy is worsening. Global trends toward democratic backsliding have not spared the continent with incumbent leaders violating constitutional...