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...

Negotiating public services: State, society and governance in the Congo

How are public services delivered in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a country which is largely known for the absence, and fragility of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Is presidentialism a bad thing?

Many people have argued that presidentialism could be a bad thing for democracy and that a parliamentary model would be better. But early predictions...

The hypocrisy of the Western aid regime

As part of our popular Book Club series, Tobias Hagmann and Filip Reyntjens discuss the key lessons from their powerful publication Aid and Authoritarianism: Development...

The Puzzle of Ethiopian Politics

How did a group with its origins in a small Marxist-Leninist insurgency based in the northern most corner of Ethiopia transform itself into one...
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...