Is WhatsApp Undermining Democracy in Africa?

There is growing concern about the potential for the message and media sharing platform WhatsApp to undermine democracy in a number of countries across...

Women’s Activism in Africa: Struggles for Rights and Representation

Our popular Book Club feature brings you accessible and powerful summaries of the best books on Africa. In this edition, Balghis Badri and Aili...

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...

Gender Equity: Where there’s a will, there’s a way

The Winihin Jemide Series has published a global report today on women in politics and government in Nigeria. Drawing on data between 199 and 2015, this...

How fighting fake news hurts free speech

Governments across the world are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside the mountain of related challenges, fake news has become a source...

What next for UK-Africa relations after Brexit?

The recent UK-Africa Summit in London was big on rhetoric but short on economic commitments in the post-Brexit landscape. Researchers from the University of...

Soldiers in Revolt: Army mutinies in Africa

  In this article, Maggie Dwyer look at mutinies in Africa from those that were involved - essential reading in view of recent events in...
Nigeria

Pre-election rift in Nigeria’s PDP

In this article, Michaela Collord argues that a pre-election rift has opened up in the People's Democratic Party, which has placed the  executive and...

Nigeria’s Electoral Bill 2021: Convergence, Divergence, and Dilemmas

As the world eagerly anticipates Africa’s biggest election in 2023, policy capture, process manipulation, and geo-politics are defining the electoral framework reform...

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...