Major Event on Promoting Women and Youth Political Participation and Representation!

We at Democracy in Africa are delighted to be teaming up with the Winihin Jemide Series to host a special event on...

Electoral Reform in Nigeria: The Manipulation of the Electoral Bill 2021

The Electoral Bill 2021 is still waiting to be passed by the Nigerian legislature, having missed the two initial deadlines...

What the Nigerian presidential election has to teach us about African...

Taking a comparative perspective, Co-editor Nic Cheeseman asks what lessons the Nigerian presidential election has for politicians in Kenya, and beyond. A strong opposition coalition, a weak...

Ambassador John Campbell Responds to ‘Adding Fuel to the Fire in...

Adding Fuel to the Fire in Nigeria” is the most thought-provoking, convincing analysis I have seen of the Jonathan administration’s attempts to end the...

Kidnapping for Ransom Drives Economic Hardship in North West Nigeria

The combination of instability and criminality is having a dramatic effect on the lives of people in Nigeria. It is estimated that...

Moving beyond ‘pay revolts:’ Mutinies and politics in Africa

Maggie Dwyer pushes us to reconsider how we view mutinies in Africa. Soldiers are a part of the political landscape, she argues, and their...

How AI is transforming Africa’s political landscape

The recent 2020 Government AI Readiness Index posits that, even though Africa is “relatively better prepared - compared to the 2019 index...

COVID-19 in Africa: Pandemics and Past Glories in Nigeria

In July of 2014, right in the midst of the West African Ebola outbreak, a Liberian American man brought the ebola virus to Lagos...

From high expectations to mass disillusionment : The travails of democracy...

As Nigeria prepares for presidential elections in 2019, Nicholas Idris Erameh explains the failures its democracy to improve Nigerians' standard of living. He argues...
Global UK, Africa policy after Brexit

‘Global Britain’ and Africa beyond Brexit

The United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union presents an opportunity for the UK and Africa to negotiate more favourable trading terms for their...