#BookClub: How do refugees cope with the difficulties of life in...

All around the world refugees leave their homes due to violent conflicts and seek safety in neighbouring countries. Yet flight does not...

DEMOCRACY CAPTURE & THE SHADOW STATE IN AFRICA – DOWNLOAD THE...

On World Democracy Day, 15 September 2021, the Centre for Democratic Development and Democracy in Africa will join forces to release two...

#BookClub: Arbitrary States & Museveni’s Uganda – interview and blog!

As part of DiA's popular #BookClub feature, we invited Rebecca Tapscott to discuss her brilliant new book, Arbitrary States, with Gerald Bareebe....

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...

Term Limits: A Linchpin to Restoring Democratic Norms in Africa

Lost in the wave of democratic backsliding seen in Africa in recent years has been the dramatic deterioration of term limit norms....

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,...

African Peace – Regional Norms from the OAU to the AU

The global order is constantly evolving, and more recent debates about the nature of this change have highlighted the ascendency of emerging...

#BookClub. What drives election rigging – and when citizens resist it?

In recent months it has felt like election rigging has run riot. Citizens killed, beaten and intimidated and election...

Stephen Kamugasa writes to President Yoweri Museveni …

MR PRESIDENT: NOW IS THE TIME TO TALK Dear Mr President, If there is one thing...

The Moral Economy of Elections in Africa is out now!

The Moral Economy of Elections in Africa, the new book by DiA's very own Nic Cheeseman and his colleagues Gabrielle Lynch and...