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...

Remembering not to forget: Tanzania’s 2020 General Elections

It is one year since Tanzania voted in a contested election. The landslide victory of incumbent President John Magufuli and the ruling...

The end of the honeymoon in Tanzania: CCM reverts to type

Given the imperial like constitutional powers endowed to the President of Tanzania, it is easy to assume that one person – the...

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...

#BookClub: Dissidents and Democracy in Africa

Any article proposing possible ways to create durable and equitable democracies in Africa should be humble in its goals. A cursory glance...

Security and the politics of fear in African elections

Elections across sub-Saharan Africa are frequently accompanied by fears of electoral violence and shrill calls for peace from civil society, journalists, governments,...

What Does Post-Socialist Democracy Look Like in Africa?

Between 1960 and 1992, socialist one-party states were among the most common forms of government in Africa. Rhetorically, this ideology offered leaders...

Why we shouldn’t expect rapid democratic progress in Tanzania

Nobody was surprised that President John Magufuli won a second term in Tanzania’s 2020 general elections. The ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi has...

INTERVIEW: President Magufuli’s Death, His Successor, and the Future of Tanzanian...

On the day after the official announcement of the death of Tanzanian President John Magufuli at the age of 61, DiA interviews...