Term Limits: A Linchpin to Restoring Democratic Norms in Africa

Lost in the wave of democratic backsliding seen in Africa in recent years has been the dramatic deterioration of term limit norms....

The Increasing Significance of Courts in Africa’s Contested Elections

The judicial nullification of presidential election petitions in Kenya and Malawi in 2017 and 2019, respectively, have been widely recognized as towering...

INTERVIEW: Joyce Banda and The Inspirational Effect of a Female President

Malawi’s first female President, Joyce Banda, came to power under peculiar circumstances. She was never elected as president, but as the country’s...

How to Revive Africa’s Lost Civic Spaces

It was a hot afternoon at the Obafemi Awolowo University campus, a university situated in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, a little...

WEBINAR: Africa’s New Leaders – Malawi, Nigeria, Zimbabwe – 13 August!

Malawi - Nigeria - Zimbabwe August 13 10AM Washington, 3 PM Abuja/London and 4 PM Berlin/Harare/Lilongwe. Africa’s “old men” are slowly, but surely, being replaced. For the...

LISTEN: Fromagehomme’s BBC interview on Malawi’s democratic breakthrough

DiA's very own Nic Cheeseman, aka fromagehomme, was interviewed for the BBC's Newsday programme about Malawi's democratic breakthrough - why were the new elections...

The Impact of COVID19 on Food Security in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all sectors of economies globally. Here in Africa, the crisis has drastically impacted food security. Supply chains, food and...
The Continent Issue 3

The Continent – brilliant free African journalism

The Continent is a brilliant new venture from Simon Allison and the team at Mail&Guardian. It brings together fantastic writing from African journalists across...
Podcast Democracies in Times of Crisis

PODCAST: Democracy in times of crisis

A Pacific Council podcast about democracies in times of crisis featuring DiA's very own Fromagehomme, aka Nic Cheeseman. As countries around the world respond...

First Kenya, now Malawi: The challenge-annul-rerun pattern in African elections

Hardly any election takes place anywhere without some form of challenge to the results and fairness of the process. Following major elections on the...