Old habits die hard: Elite behavior and the 2016 presidential elections...

Sebastian Elischer takes a closer look at the recent elections in Niger. He shows that the current division between the opposition and the government...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

What we do (not) know about Internet shutdowns in Africa

Internet shutdowns in Africa have become the new normal. In 2019, at least 10 African countries blocked access to the internet, constituting...

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...

The False Tradeoff: Revisiting the Democracy vs Security Paradigm in Africa

You would not know it from the news, but sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing its worst surge of political violence in more than...

Democratic breakthroughs in Africa: time to celebrate but worries still linger

With International Day of Democracy on 15th September, Nic Cheeseman takes stock of key trends and developments across sub-Saharan Africa. ***** Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham There...