How African countries respond to fake news and hate speech

There has been little research into the regulation targeting fake news and hate speech in Africa, and the role state institutions play...

#BookClub: How Polish refugees came to Africa and what this tells...

During World War Two, thousands of European refugees escaped their war-ravaged continent to find safety in Africa. One of the largest groups...

Digital Democracy in Africa – Watch the Roundtable!

You can now watch the video of the fantastic high level round table on Decoding Digital Democracy in Africa organised by Democracy...

Does China’s involvement in African elections and politics hurt democracy?

As African and Chinese leaders prepare to gather in Senegal for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, China is promoting a narrative focused...

Russia in Africa – Undermining democracy through elite capture

To gain insight into Russia’s governance model in Africa, one only need look at the experience of the Central African Republic. Russian...

#BookClub: Why South Africans are Prisoners of the Past

South African democracy is limited not because its governing elite has changed too much but because it has been unwilling or unable...

#BookClub: Contesting Sovereignty in Africa and the Global South

The year 2016 saw populism go mainstream in the West, when the phenomena of Brexit and Donald Trump’s US election sharpened the...

Why ideas and ideologies matter for politics in Africa

Political ideas and ideologies shape how leaders behave and are central to efforts to legitimise the exercise of power. From Donald Trump’s...

Africans want consensual democracy – why is that reality so hard...

It has become common to argue that most Africans are not that committed to democracy. Commentators often suggest that Africans care more...

EVENT! Decoding #Digital Democracy in Africa round table & launch

DiA is delighted to be partnering with the Digital Civil Society Lab of Stanford University to hold a major event on Decoding...