Internet Resources

This section is designed to provide easy access to information relating to democracy in Africa as well as to democracy in general. We are constantly building up our database so please feel free to comment below with suggestions for further resources.

Rankings of Democracy

Freedom House

Mo Ibrahim Index

Polity Index

World Audit

News and Analysis on Democracy

Africa Leadership Institute


Amnesty International

Electoral Institute for the Sustainability of Democracy in Africa

International Crisis Group

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)

Journal of Democracy

Liberty Tree

Open Democracy

Oxford Analytica

Think Africa Press

Election Resources

ACE Electoral Knowledge Network

African Elections Database

African Elections Project

Electoral Geography

Election Guide

Electoral Reform

Electoral Studies International Journal

Election Watch Africa

The Carter Centre

Party Resources

African Governments on the Web

African Legislatures Project

IDEA: Political Parties, Participation and Representation

Tom Carothers’ “Confronting the Weakest Link: Aiding Political Parties in New Democracies”

Blogs & Debate

African Arguments

Kenyan Pundit


Reuters Africa News Blog

Royal Africa Society

Background Data & Other Useful Resources

African Development Bank

African Economic Outlook

Africa Intelligence

Africa Files

Africa Union

Carnegie Endowment

CIA World Factbook

CIA World Leaders

Click Afrique

Development Data

Economic Commission for Africa


Transparency International

USAID in Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank

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