The Uses and Abuses of Social Media in Africa

A recent conference at the University of Edinburgh went "Beyond the Hashtag" to explore the impact of social media in Africa. Don't worry if...
Burundi at 50

Burundi at 50: back to a one-party state?

As Burundi celebrates half a century of independence, we hear from a researcher in the country who shares their opinion on the state of...

Two petitions calling for political action in Burundi

If you are worried about developments in Burundi, here are two opportunities to sign petitions calling for political action. Here you will find a 'We The People'...

How Social Media is Changing Politics in Africa

In our popular Book Club feature, Maggie Dwyer and Thomas Molony reflect on the key lessons of their important new volume on Social Media...

Sanctions against Burundi: What can history teach us?

Julia Grauvogel looks at the sanction campaign against Burundi in the 1990s and asks what it can tell us about prospects for international intervention today....

The myth about democracy in Africa

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman highlights the importance of democratic ideas and memories in the ongoing struggles for...

The State of Democracy in Africa

DiA's Nic Cheeseman is taking the day off to celebrate his 40th birthday, so to mark the occasion we thought we would re-post one...

Interventions and the (de)stabilizing of sovereignty in Africa

In this post,  Nina Wilén tells us about her new book 'Justifying Interventions in Africa: (de)stabilizing sovereignty in Liberia, Burundi, and the Congo. Nina...

Five things we have learned about African democracy

Nic Cheeseman discusses five things that we have learned about African democracy in the last twelve months, and what they mean for the next...

Is Africa becoming more democratic?

In celebration of Africa Day, DiA's Nic Cheeseman considers whether Africa is becoming more democratic, and argues that things look better than you might...