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...

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...

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...

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...