DIA Book Club: Human Rights in Africa

We are pleased to present a new feature on the DIA website. The DIA Book Club is a forum for some of the most...

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...
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...

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:...

Africa’s Big Men: Predatory State-Society Relations in Africa

People are rising against strongmen in Africa, but how entrenched are the ‘Big Men’ in African politics? In Africa’s big men: Predatory state-society relations...

Book Club: Fighting for Peace in Somalia

In the latest of our popular #BookClub feature, Paul Williams shares the key lessons of his important new book, and argues that fighting without...

The Trial of Hissene Habré: How the People of Chad brought...

Tyrants can commit human rights abuses and sexual violence with impunity. But, some people are bringing such tyrants to justice. How are they doing...

Authoritarian Africa – Watch the Video of Fromagehomme’s new book!

DiA's very own Fromagehomme (aka Prof Nic Cheeseman) has a new book out with Dr Jonathan Fisher called Authoritarian Africa: Repression, Resistance and the...

Pentecostal Republic: Religion and the Struggle for State Power in Nigeria

Is Pentecostalism appropriating state power in Nigeria? Ebenezer Obadare, author of Pentecostal Republic: Religion and the Struggle for State Power in Nigeria responds to...

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...