Joyce Banda’s regime: Business (and politics) as usual

In this blog, Clive Gabay gives us a taste of his recent research into Joyce Banda's rise and rule, which is published in full...

Gender quotas and women’s representation in African parliaments

In this blog, Dr Gretchen Bauer focuses in on gender quotas in Africa, and asks what the impact of increasing women in parliament has been....

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...

What next for Malawi – Podcast with Golden Matonga

Following the Constitutional Court's momentous decision to nullify the outcome of the 2019 general election in Malawi, we caught up with one of the...

Africans want consensual democracy – why is that reality so hard...

It has become common to argue that most Africans are not that committed to democracy. Commentators often suggest that Africans care more...

Reflections on Feminist Social Movements and Political Consciousness in Malawi

 In this blog, Dr Simukai Chigudu analyses the emergence of women who are mobilising around their experience of HIV/AIDs, not just to campaign for...

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...

Dr Blessings Chinsinga on presidents, plots, and political vision in Malawi.

The last year has been an eventful one in Malawi. In this interview, Dr Blessings Chinsinga gives us his views on the political and...

A corruption scandal smoulders in Malawi, as Pres Chakwera fires cabinet

Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera came to power promising to tackle corruption. But his handling of a deepening corruption scandal of state capture...

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...