Alex Magaisa

Obituary. Alex Magaisa: Teacher, Mentor, Ally, Inspiration

Nic Cheeseman has written an obituary of his friend and Colleague Alex Magaisa for the Guardian newspaper. To read it click here....

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...

Africa Day 2022: Time to Take Stock

No one who stood in one of the long snaking queues outside polling stations on 27 April 1994 will ever forget the...

NEW SEMINAR SERIES WITH IDCPPA: Join us for a webinar on...

Democracy in Africa is delighted to be joining forces with the fantastic Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa of...

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...

The Tigray War and the use and misuse of pan-Africanism

It has been more than a year since a war broke out between the federal government of Ethiopia and the regional government...

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...

Why ideas and ideologies matter for politics in Africa

Political ideas and ideologies shape how leaders behave and are central to efforts to legitimise the exercise of power. From Donald Trump’s...

Regional political inequality in Africa can be explained by colonial era-education....

Research shows that political elites tend to favour their home region when distributing resources. But what explains how political power is distributed...

Redefining the Social Contract in Africa

Across a continent where large sections of the population feel disconnected from meaningful citizenship, there is an urgent need to redefine and...