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Read More Work By Stephen Ellis

Here at DiA we have always been inspired by the thought provoking, challenging and insightful work of Stephen Ellis, who sadly passed away in...

Zimbabwe: Violence, Justice and the Commission of Inquiry

Following the Zimbabwean general election on 30 July 2018, allegations of rigging triggered opposition protests in the capital, Harare, on 1 August. The response...

Taking Africa’s Democratic Temperature – Hot or Cold?

What is the state of democracy in Africa? And will the future look like the past? John J Stremlau looks at 12 months have...

Fake News in Africa – How Big is the Problem?

How dangerous is fake news in Africa? And how much of it is there? Do people know when they are circulating fake news? And...

DIA BOOK CLUB: Taxation and democracy in Africa

Taxation is of great importance not just to the economic health of a country, but also for the development of democracy. In their seminal...
Rwanda, UN, diplomacy, democracy in Africa

Rwanda, the UN, & Africa’s Dangerous Diplomacy

How and why did diplomacy go wrong during the Rwandan genocide? How does the United Nations engage with Africa, and what are the implications...

New Data! Introducing the Africa Leadership Change (ALC) Project

An exciting new data set offers fresh insights into leadership in Africa, and an opportunity to develop and test new theories. Giovanni Carbone explains...

DiA Book Club: Understanding Africa’s International Relations

As part of our regular DiA Book Club series, which brings you the most important new publications on African politics in an easily digestible...

What kind of a coup are we seeing in Zimbabwe?

LSE researcher McDonald Lewanika analyses the evolving situation in Zimbabwe, and asks what kind of military intervention this is, and how we should understand...

What does the “coup that’s not a coup” mean for democracy...

Read the statement by #SheVotes, a Zimbabwean civil society movement seeking to encourage women to register to vote and participate in politics, on the...