How Arms Proliferation Fuels Political Instability

There are more than 1 billion small arms in circulation across the world, with 87% of them in the hands of civilians,...

DIA SEMINAR: John Campbell on Nigeria and the Nation-State

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA SEMINAR SERIES EPISODE 2: THURSDAY 25 MARCH 2021 1:00pm Eastern Time/5:00pm UK/6:00pm Nigeria TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

How young, queer Nigerians use Twitter fight homophobia

Nigeria continues to be largely homophobic, mainly as a result of cultural and religious conventions. Negative perceptions of homosexuality led to the...

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...

How Social Media is Changing Politics in Africa

In our popular Book Club feature, Maggie Dwyer and Thomas Molony reflect on the key lessons of their important new volume on Social Media...

#BookClub: What Britain Did to Nigeria

Four months ago, Nigeria celebrated the 60th anniversary of independence from colonial rule. At that moment Nigeria reached “half-time” and has now...

International anti-corruption: On the front page vs. under the radar

Anti-corruption will make international headlines in 2021, not just with the odd scandal but also due to the UN General Assembly convening...

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...

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...

How to Revive Africa’s Lost Civic Spaces

It was a hot afternoon at the Obafemi Awolowo University campus, a university situated in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, a little...