Why it’s time for an amicable divorce between Somalia and Somaliland

Should other countries recognise Somaliland’s bid to become fully independent? It has a good case, argues Bill Snaddon, but many obstacles remain. Somaliland declared independence...

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,...

Lucy Lowe on the politics of (im)mobility

The Bigger Picture Project at the University of Edinburgh has teamed up with Democracy in Africa to bring you videos from academics as well...

Routledge Handbook of African Politics: now in paperback (win a copy...

  In this blog, Andrea Scheibler tells us about the Routledge Handbook of African Politics - new in paperback - that she has edited with...

Somali Refugees and the Future of Human Rights

Lucy Lowe fills our Fourth Day of Analysis with a blog for our 'Politics of  (im)Mobility Series'. She explores the position of Somali refugees...

Closing the camps: Kenya’s déjà-vu politics

Hanno Brankamp explores refugee politics in Kenya. The government's announced closure of its refugee camps is not just a worrying déjà-vu; it is driven by national politics...

Africa in 2017: The political road ahead

Nic Cheeseman reflects on some of the discussions emerging from the recent Royal African Society event 'Africa in 2017: Prospects and Forecasts' at the...

How fighting fake news hurts free speech

Governments across the world are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside the mountain of related challenges, fake news has become a source...

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...

Somalia: African solutions to African problems?

What can regional peacekeeping interventions like that of AMISOM in Somalia tell us about the reality of '"African Solutions to African Problems"? In a...