J.J. Rawlings: A Man For All Seasons?

As Ghana goes to the polls for the 2020 general elections, Ryan Colton looks back at the life and legacy of one...

IDAP Launch Event! The importance of ideas and ideologies in Africa...

The importance of ideas & ideologies in Africa 19 JULY 2022 4:00 PM UK/Nigeria, 5:00PM...

You Can’t Eat the Roads: Chinese Leverage and Democratic Resilience in...

Heading into Zambia’s August 2021 elections, many international observers warned that the country, often held up as an example of resilient multiparty...
Sishuwa Sishuwa chairs the debate

WATCH: African MPs – Out of touch elites or put upon...

Watch the fourth joint webinar of the Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa at the University of Cape Town...

Democracy Beyond Swapo in Namibia

With the Regional and Local Authority elections on 25 November 2020 Namibia’s political landscape has changed. Voters practiced their right to make...

Nigeria’s new Kingmakers

In a country as diverse as Nigeria, few events provide such a clear melting pot of the country’s different groups as a...
Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba Official Photo

The ‘Muhoozi Project’ in Uganda: Testing the water or preparing the...

A particularly intense and visible campaign has been taking place in Uganda over the last few months to promote Muhoozi Kainerugaba –...

ATT, Mali’s ‘soldier of democracy’, moves on

Mali has been blessed, or perhaps cursed, with not one "de Gaulle" moment but with three. These moments of state collapse and...

Domesticating hegemony: Institutional legacies of Chinese engagements on Zimbabwe’s governance and...

China has become the key political and economic partner for Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s reliance on China dates back to the pre-independence period when...

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...