Conflict and Peacebuilding

Why neither repression nor dialogue is working in Zimbabwe

The political situation in Zimbabwe seems to be going from bad to worse. In this frank and forthright analysis, Brian Raftopoulos explains why neither repression...

Why peacekeeping fails

In DiA’s mid-week article, Dennis Jett reflects on failures of peacekeeping missions in Africa and why a focus on improved governance can be far...
Rwanda: From Genocide to Precarious Peace/Credit: Aubrey Graham

Book Club: How to Write about Post-Genocide Rwanda

How effective has the process of nation, state and peace-building been in Rwanda under President Paul Kagame? And what is the best way to...

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...

Somalia: African solutions to African problems?

What can regional peacekeeping interventions like that of AMISOM in Somalia tell us about the reality of '"African Solutions to African Problems"? In a...

Peacekeeping: Improving Performance – Dilemmas and Goals

The recent adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2436 on UN peacekeeping is the latest development in an ongoing debate on how to improve...

DiA Book Club: Institutional Legacies, Decision Frames and Political Violence in...

As part of our regular DiA Book Club series, which brings you the most important new publications on African politics, Stacey M. Mitchell introduce...

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...

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 Roots of Ethnic Cleansing in Europe

How do democratic institutions prevent mass ethnic violence? What are the implications for Mass Ethnic Violence in Africa and Preventing Ethnic Cleansing? H. Zeynep...