DIA BOOK CLUB: Why Is Africa Erupting in Protest?

Lisa Mueller introduces her new book Political Protest in Contemporary Africa (Cambridge 2018), arguing that the ongoing wave of protests in sub-Saharan Africa results...

DIA BOOK CLUB: The Contentious Politics of Democracy and Islamic Law...

Brandon Kendhammer interrogates the relationship between Islam and democracy in northern Nigeria in this piece for DiA, using research from his book 'Talking Politics:...

Perspectives on Political Communication in Africa

Bruce Mutsvairo cautions that an increase in the use of social media as a tool for political communication does not equate to a proliferation...

How do dictators keep power in Africa?

How do dictators retain power? And why do some autocrats manipulate elections more than others? Yonatan Morse explains the most important lessons from his...

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...

DIA BOOK CLUB: War, Women, and Power: From Violence to Mobilization...

How do women experience war? Does war reconfigure gender power relations? Marie E. Berry explores these and other questions in her new book: War,...

The Book Club: Give peace a (better) chance

How can we use our knowledge of what works and what doesn't to make peacebuilding efforts more effective. In the latest in our popular...
Review: From genocide to precarious peace

REVIEW: FROM GENOCIDE TO PRECARIOUS PEACE IN RWANDA

Our friend over at Vanguard Africa, Jeffrey Smith, has written a review of an important new volume that we recently featured in our popular...

Why it is time to take “Young Africa” seriously

From being a ‘dark continent’ to a ‘rising continent’ and anything in between, Africa is misunderstood? Drawing insights from his thought-provoking new book, The...

DIA BOOK CLUB: We do not have borders: Greater Somalia and...

As EU countries and the United States fortify their borders against refugees and illegal immigrants, Keren Weitzberg explores in her new book, We do...