The balance between religion and politics in Senegal

Senegal has long been a powerful example that Islam and democracy can not only co-exist but thrive. In our Friday Read, Rachid Id Yassine...

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,...

DIA BOOK CLUB: The Politics of Work in a Post-Conflict State:...

Countries emerging from civil war face many challenges: economies in tatters; internal displacement and returning refugees; difficult processes of reconciliation. In the critical moment...

Gender quotas and women’s representation in African parliaments

In this blog, Dr Gretchen Bauer focuses in on gender quotas in Africa, and asks what the impact of increasing women in parliament has been....

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...

Facebook’s ongoing scramble for Africa

In 2016, Facebook’s grand project to ‘connect the unconnected’ was banned in India after a year-long national debate led by digital activists....
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...

Real governance and practical norms in Sub-Sahara Africa: The game of...

Tom De Herdt and Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan tell us about their latest book, which enables us to study how public institutions function in everyday life across...

Opposition parties in Africa: why coalitions are not always the answer

In this article Danielle Resnick demonstrates that whilst alliances are tempting for opposition parties, they often prove to be problematic in the long term....

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...