AUTHORITARIAN REGIMES & AFRICA – LAUNCH & INTRO!

Here at Democracy in Africa we are delighted to be launching one of our Special Issues, this time looking at the question...

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...

Real governance and practical norms in Sub-Sahara Africa: The game of...

Tom De Herdt and Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan tell us about their latest book, which enables us to study how public institutions function in everyday life across...

The effect of Boko Haram stockpiling weapons on the Lake Chad...

Since Boko Haram's emergence in the early 2000s, the security situation in the Lake Chad Basin region has worsened. Comprising Nigeria, Cameroon,...

Diversifying Africa’s militaries may be the key to successful democratization

The plight of African democracy is worsening. Global trends toward democratic backsliding have not spared the continent with incumbent leaders violating constitutional...

How can we make sure that IDPs can participate in elections...

This article explores the rights, barriers, and opportunities for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to vote within the prism of extant electoral policies...

Making sense of the coup in Burkina Faso

Another day, another coup in the Sahel. Within 12 months, Chad, Mali and Burkina Faso have all fallen under the de facto control of the military, as...

VIDEO: Traditional Leaders and Democracy in Africa – WATCH NOW!

Watch the inaugural joint webinar of the Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa at the University of Cape Town...