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...

Stephen Kamugasa writes to President Yoweri Museveni …

MR PRESIDENT: NOW IS THE TIME TO TALK Dear Mr President, If there is one thing...

#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...

‘Legal identity for all’: What’s at stake for democracy in Africa

In September 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), painstakingly elaborated by the combined mass of global development actors, established the target that...

The Moral Economy of Elections in Africa is out now!

The Moral Economy of Elections in Africa, the new book by DiA's very own Nic Cheeseman and his colleagues Gabrielle Lynch and...

Fake News in Africa – How Big is the Problem?

How dangerous is fake news in Africa? And how much of it is there? Do people know when they are circulating fake news? And...

Do election queues change election outcomes?

Election-day lines in the Global South are often cast as a gauge of citizens’ commitment to democracy. The European Parliament observer report...

What can America learn from Liberia in managing electoral disputes and...

For many years Liberians have looked to America for both foreign aid and its political culture. The crucial role played by America...

Authoritarian Aid: A reply to Prof. Cheeseman

In “The Conflict in Ethiopia Calls into Question Authoritarian Aid”, Professor Nic Cheeseman makes a case for recalibration of international aid models...