How committed is Zambia’s new government to achieving gender equality?

In August 2021, Zambia’s opposition party, under the leadership of Hakainde Hichilema, secured a historic victory over the authoritarian ruling party. In...
A young Zambian student marches with a modified version of the popular “Fuck the Patriarchy” slogan on her back/Credit: Rhiannon Matthias

The Feminist Landscape in Zambia: Changes, Continuities, and Challenges

Over a year ago, an unprecedented protest set off along one of Lusaka’s main thoroughfares. Under the unforgiving sun, a young crowd...

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...
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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...

WATCH! Webinar on Judicial Politics and the Balance of Power is...

Watch the second joint webinar of the Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa at the University of Cape Town...

You Can’t Eat the Roads: Chinese Leverage and Democratic Resilience in...

Heading into Zambia’s August 2021 elections, many international observers warned that the country, often held up as an example of resilient multiparty...

UPCOMING WEBINAR! Judicial politics & the balance of power in Southern...

Democracy in Africa is delighted to announce the second joint webinar with the fantastic Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in...

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...
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Marriage of Choice or By Default? Evaluating Sino-African Relations

In late 2021, when I was taking an Uber home, I got into a conversation with the driver. They had arrived late,...

NEW SEMINAR SERIES WITH IDCPPA: Join us for a webinar on...

Democracy in Africa is delighted to be joining forces with the fantastic Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa of...