Conflict and Peacebuilding

Six factors that help us to understand Boko Haram

This week, we launched a broader series on security in Nigeria, exploring the latest research and comment on the security sector and security threats...

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...

Imagining a different form of external support in Libya

Dr Mediel Hove argues that there is a role for external actors in Libya but it should be driven by the African Union and...

Xenophobia and the elusive Pan African dream

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, Nic Cheeseman reflects on the latest wave of xenophobia attacks that have spread across South Africa,...

Fleeting glory in a wasteland: Wealth, politics, and autonomy in Northern...

Judith Scheele and Julien Brachet tell us about their research in Northern Chad. This work asks how we can understand ideas and practices of...

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...

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...

Sierra Leone’s 2018 Elections: Consolidating post-war democracy?

Will the conduct of regular elections in Sierra Leone translate into improved governance? Mohamed Sesay argues that although it may not, there is no...

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...

A Green Victory: Sierra Leone’s Presidential Runoff and President Maada Bio’s...

In the final of a two part series on the Sierra Leone elections, now that the run-off results are in, Laura Martin reflects on...