Authoritarian regimes and democratisation in Africa: China and Russia compared

When the "third wave" of democratisation swept across much of Africa in the aftermath of the Cold War, hopes were high that...

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...

EVENT! Decoding #Digital Democracy in Africa round table & launch

DiA is delighted to be partnering with the Digital Civil Society Lab of Stanford University to hold a major event on Decoding...

NEW SHOW! HOW PR AND LOBBY GROUPS SANITISE DICTATORS

Our sister webinar, the Resistance Bureau has just announced an amazing new show: Resisting the Whitewash: The Role of PR and Lobby...

Why climate change adaptation means there should be no conditionalities on...

Climate change is a universal developmental constraint that is creating widespread challenges through increased intensity of weather extremes such as heatwaves, droughts,...

Why social media activists face an uphill struggle in Zimbabwe

Long considered economically and socially underdeveloped compared with the rest of the world, Africa has in recent years emerged as an important...

How Social Media is Changing Politics in Africa

In our popular Book Club feature, Maggie Dwyer and Thomas Molony reflect on the key lessons of their important new volume on Social Media...

Open for Business – but not Democracy: Zimbabwe’s Foreign Policy under...

In late November 2017 Zimbabwe’s, securocrats replaced the nonagenarian Robert Gabriel Mugabe with his long-time confidante Emmerson Mnangagwa, declaring Zimbabwe ‘open for...

The Role of the Courts in Safeguarding Online Freedoms in Africa

The growing importance of the Internet in Africa has been accompanied by attempts of authoritarian governments to control the digital flow of...

President Mnangagwa is questioning the need for election observers … and...

On a recent state visit to Zimbabwe, President Emmerson Mnangagwa praised Malawi for successfully holding its election re-run without the presence of...