The problem of leadership in Africa

Is the biggest problem facing democracy in Africa leadership? And is so, why? In this exclusive blog for Democracy in Africa, Steven Friedman, one...

Decolonizing the Commentariat Contact List – UPDATED

Here at DiA we get requests almost every day for @fromagehomme to give an interview or comment on a particular story from...

NEW FOR 2020: The Decolonizing the Academy Reading List

In response to requests from colleagues and friends, some of whom said that they wanted to diversify their course material but were...

DiA & The Continent: Latest 14 November issue!

All of us at Democracy in Africa are thrilled to announce that we have joined The Continent, the brilliant new venture from Simon Allison...

New Questions: Hannah Dawson

Continuing our series on new questions for academia, Hannah Dawson explores the issue of unemployment in South Africa and its implications for young people....

New Year, New Questions: SJ Cooper-Knock

To kick off 2015, we at DiA are launching the 'New Year, New Questions' series. In this collection of blogs, we will be asking...

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...

Jobs and Scholarships Monday!

At DiA we know how hard it can be to find that next job or scholarship, especially in a COVID world. So we are...

Why it’s time for an amicable divorce between Somalia and Somaliland

Should other countries recognise Somaliland’s bid to become fully independent? It has a good case, argues Bill Snaddon, but many obstacles remain. Somaliland declared independence...

#Book Club: Edward Clay Reviews Michela Wrong’s Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad, by Michela Wrong, London, Fourth Estate, 1 April...