Briefing Note: South Sudan conflict

Clémence Pinaud provides us with a briefing note and update on South Sudan's third civil war. Clémence is a historian and a post-doctoral fellow at...

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...

South Sudan’s injustice system: Law and activism on the frontline

In the shadows of war, law and justice prevail in South Sudan. Legal activists are, as shown by Rachel Ibreck, creatively harnessing eclectic laws and...

President Museveni and Uganda’s intervention in South Sudan

In this blog piece, Michaela Collord explores Uganda's intervention in South Sudan. She argues that, to date, President Museveni has skilfully muted criticism of...

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....

Washington And The Inconvenient Genocide in South Sudan

The Trump and Biden administrations both declared China’s treatment of the Uighurs to be genocide. But the U.S. government has never applied...

The Legacy of UNAMID and the Future of Hybrid Peacekeeping Missions

The 13-year-old African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur – known as UNAMID – officially ended on December 31, 2020 and is...

Compassion vs. coercion: Protecting lives & enhancing legitimacy in COVID-19 Africa

As cases of coronavirus rise across Africa, there is growing recognition that the pandemic could evolve into a crisis not just of health and...

AUTHORITARIAN REGIMES & AFRICA – LAUNCH & INTRO!

Here at Democracy in Africa we are delighted to be launching one of our Special Issues, this time looking at the question...

Authoritarian regimes and democratisation in Africa: China and Russia compared

When the "third wave" of democratisation swept across much of Africa in the aftermath of the Cold War, hopes were high that...