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...

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...

OUT NOW: Eight brilliant Op-Eds from the Africa Comment Prize!

We are proud to present the finalists for the inaugural The Continent/Democracy in Africa Comment Prize! After receiving an incredible 342...

How African countries respond to fake news and hate speech

There has been little research into the regulation targeting fake news and hate speech in Africa, and the role state institutions play...

#BookClub: How Polish refugees came to Africa and what this tells...

During World War Two, thousands of European refugees escaped their war-ravaged continent to find safety in Africa. One of the largest groups...

Digital Democracy in Africa – Watch the Roundtable!

You can now watch the video of the fantastic high level round table on Decoding Digital Democracy in Africa organised by Democracy...

AUTHORITARIAN REGIMES & AFRICA – LAUNCH & INTRO!

Here at Democracy in Africa we are delighted to be launching one of our Special Issues, this time looking at the question...

Does China’s involvement in African elections and politics hurt democracy?

As African and Chinese leaders prepare to gather in Senegal for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, China is promoting a narrative focused...