Policy Solutions

INTERVIEW: President Magufuli’s Death, His Successor, and the Future of Tanzanian...

On the day after the official announcement of the death of Tanzanian President John Magufuli at the age of 61, DiA interviews...

DiA & The Continent: Latest 14 November issue!

All of us at Democracy in Africa are thrilled to announce that we have joined The Continent, the brilliant new venture from Simon Allison...

The Uses and Abuses of Social Media in Africa

A recent conference at the University of Edinburgh went "Beyond the Hashtag" to explore the impact of social media in Africa. Don't worry if...

The Impact of COVID19 on Food Security in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all sectors of economies globally. Here in Africa, the crisis has drastically impacted food security. Supply chains, food and...

Kenya: Is devolution working?

Polarisation has long been a feature of Kenyan politics, where ethnic, religious, and other identity based divisions have driven episodic violence, especially around elections....

DIA BOOK CLUB: War, Women, and Power: From Violence to Mobilization...

How do women experience war? Does war reconfigure gender power relations? Marie E. Berry explores these and other questions in her new book: War,...

Policy Lessons From COVID-19 in Africa

Watching African governments respond to the COVID-19 pandemic has been fascinating, though provoking and illuminating. Here, Ken Opalo draws out some of the key...
The Continent Issue 3

The Continent – brilliant free African journalism

The Continent is a brilliant new venture from Simon Allison and the team at Mail&Guardian. It brings together fantastic writing from African journalists across...

Why COVID19 is exacerbating educational inequalities in Kenya

For Kenya's already fragile education system, the coronavirus pandemic has generate unprecedented challenges for the government, students, and parents. These have already exposed some...

Why Africa’s journalists aren’t doing a good job on COVID-19

How should journalists in Africa cover COVID-19 and can they use their agency to shape government responds to the pandemic? George Ogola explains why...