Conflict and Peacebuilding

Land rights and mobility: the unintended consequences of durable solutions in...

Amelia Kuch takes a look at Tanzania, where durable solutions have been offered to Burundian refugees. New political rules are now in play for these...
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...

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...

DIA Book Club: Hawks and Doves in Sudan’s Armed Conflict

The DIA Book Club presents insights from Suad Musa’s new book, Hawks and Doves in Sudan’s Armed Conflict (James Currey, 2018). In this blog, she...

Is South Sudan Doomed to Fail?

Sam Stratford looks at the situation in South Sudan, too often forgotten in the flurry of headlines about events in Kenya and Zimbabwe, and...

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...

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...

Associations and Democracy in Algeria

Jessica Northey kicks off our new series looking back on the Arab Spring, five years on. Her recent article in Democratization taps into broader...

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...

Leaving the girls behind: child soldiers in the DRC

What happens when child soldiers return home? Bill Snaddon writes about the fraught experiences of female child soldiers re-joining their families and communities in...