LONG READ: Problematizing the Democratic Imperative – The challenge of transition...

DiA occasionally publishes long reads which allow writers to go into depth on a topic of particular significance. This piece by E.A....

More Women, but at What Cost? The Pitfalls of Reserved Seats...

On 9 August, Kenyans went to the polls for landmark general elections that featured the highest ever number of women candidates, resulting...

IDAP Launch Event! The importance of ideas and ideologies in Africa...

The importance of ideas & ideologies in Africa 19 JULY 2022 4:00 PM UK/Nigeria, 5:00PM...
Statue of Julius Nyerere in Tanzania/CREDIT: Fadhili Teri

How Chinese non-interference enables African authoritarianism

In 2019, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda faced a serious opposition movement led by musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine. Feeling increasingly threatened by Wine’s...
Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba Official Photo

The ‘Muhoozi Project’ in Uganda: Testing the water or preparing the...

A particularly intense and visible campaign has been taking place in Uganda over the last few months to promote Muhoozi Kainerugaba –...

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...

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...

The lived realities of male survivors of wartime sexual violence in...

Across the globe, wartime sexual violence against men is committed much more frequently than is commonly assumed. Yet, the dynamics surrounding these...

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...