Power-sharing and democratization by elections in Kenya

Power-sharing has long attracted attention of scholars studying democratization in Africa. It has been used in various contexts as a mechanism to...

Governance and Public Policy in the Digital Age

The US President announces that he authorised a targeted assassination of a senior Iranian military official. The Iranian Foreign Minister announces that...

How to ensure digital access to information in Africa

The right to access information and by extension the right to Internet and Internet-based information is today recognised as key for open...

How fighting fake news hurts free spech

Governments across the world are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside the mountain of related challenges, fake news has become a source...

Facebook’s ongoing scramble for Africa

In 2016, Facebook’s grand project to ‘connect the unconnected’ was banned in India after a year-long national debate led by digital activists....

Major Event on Promoting Women and Youth Political Participation and Representation!

We at Democracy in Africa are delighted to be teaming up with the Winihin Jemide Series to host a special event on...

“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...

#BookClub: Power and the Presidency in Kenya

In the latest in our popular #BookClub feature, Anaïs Angelo reveals the most significant lessons of her fascinating new book Power and the Presidency:...

Resistance Bureau! Next live show 22 July! Sign up!

As the terrible abduction of journalist Hopewell Chin'ono in Zimbabwe demonstrates, free speech and civil liberties are under threat in Africa during the pandemic. The...

Preventing COVID-19 from becoming a hunger crisis in Africa

In the last several months, COVID-19 has taken up nearly every news headline in nearly every country in the world. The health impact, testing,...