elections and violence in Sierra Leone

Elections and violence in Sierra Leone

What next for Sierra Leone? Two transfers of power have led to hope that the country will prove to be one of Africa’s most...

Setting a foreign policy agenda for the Muhammadu Buhari presidency

Babatunde Afolabi talks us through the foreign policy priorities for Nigeria's new government. Babatunde is a consultant who has previously worked for the Economic...

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...

VIDEO: Traditional Leaders and Democracy in Africa – WATCH NOW!

Watch the inaugural joint webinar of the Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa at the University of Cape Town...

Diversifying Africa’s militaries may be the key to successful democratization

The plight of African democracy is worsening. Global trends toward democratic backsliding have not spared the continent with incumbent leaders violating constitutional...

The Shade of the Palm or the Heat of the Sun?...

With the second round presidential election run-off due to take place in the coming days, Laura Martin analyses the prospects of success for Sierra...

Join the new “Ideas in African Politics” Network now!

You are invited to join a new research network study of the history and impact of African political thought. The name for...

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,...

New Book Blog: Why African leaders are more constrained by democratic...

Nic Cheeseman shares some of the highlights of his new book - Institutions and Democracy in Africa (CUP, 2018) - arguing that failing to recognise...

A Green Victory: Sierra Leone’s Presidential Runoff and President Maada Bio’s...

In the final of a two part series on the Sierra Leone elections, now that the run-off results are in, Laura Martin reflects on...