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...

Digital technologies and the new public square: revitalising democracy?

Over the past 15+ years, the world has witnessed an astonishing transformation in information and communications technologies (ICTs) across both developed and...

How Digital Repression Is Changing African Politics

Africa’s first election of 2021, featuring a presidential race in Uganda between President Yoweri Museveni and opposition leader Bobi Wine, provided a...

The Aid Debate: Time for Donors to Drop President Museveni

As the results from the Ugandan elections were announced, there was an overwhelming sense of dejà-vu.  President Yoweri Museveni, in power for...

Adapting to climate change while combatting COVID-19 in East Africa

The race to contain the COVID-19 pandemic comes against the backdrop of the worldwide need to adapt to climate change, which remains...

Short on strategy: WhatsApp use in the Ugandan elections

This week’s general election in Uganda concludes a unique campaign. In July 2020, the Electoral Commission announced restrictions in response to the...

This is why Bobi Wine constitutes an unprecedented threat to Museveni

On 18 and 19 November, at least 54 people were killed by security forces during protests triggered by the arrest of musician-turned-politician...