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...

Preventing COVID-19 from becoming a hunger crisis in Africa

In the last several months, COVID-19 has taken up nearly every news headline in nearly every country in the world. The health impact, testing,...

Should we abandon the sister-party approach to democracy promotion?

Susan Dodsworth and our Co-Editor, Nic Cheeseman, interrogate whether partnering political parties with purportedly similar political ideologies is a helpful means of democracy promotion. Their...

How should African countries hold elections during the pandemic?

Although much commentary on the COVID-19 pandemic has described it as ‘unprecedented’, epidemic diseases have broken out periodically throughout human history. If...

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...

Why some Anti-Corruption Campaigns do More Harm than Good

Donors and civil society groups spend tens of millions of dollars every year trying to combat corruption. They do it because corruption has been...

Land rights and mobility: the unintended consequences of durable solutions in...

Amelia Kuch takes a look at Tanzania, where durable solutions have been offered to Burundian refugees. New political rules are now in play for these...

NEW! DIA May Newsletter – all the corona coverage + more!

Democracy in Africa is excited to share our March newsletter which features the best of the writing on the response of African governments to...

Escalating violence in Central African Republic exposes limits of UN peacekeeping

David Bruckmeier analyses the limits of UN peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic conflict as violence escalates to near unprecedented levels. ***** A year and...

African cities can raise more money. Kenya and South Africa offer...

African cities will gain a billion new residents by 2050. But local authorities across the continent don’t have the resources, powers or skills set...