Democratic Republic of Congo

The Continent Issue 3

The Continent – brilliant free African journalism

The Continent is a brilliant new venture from Simon Allison and the team at Mail&Guardian. It brings together fantastic writing from African journalists across...

Authoritarian Africa – Watch the Video of Fromagehomme’s new book!

DiA's very own Fromagehomme (aka Prof Nic Cheeseman) has a new book out with Dr Jonathan Fisher called Authoritarian Africa: Repression, Resistance and the...

Negotiating public services: State, society and governance in the Congo

How are public services delivered in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a country which is largely known for the absence, and fragility of...

Leaders for a new Africa? A new ISPI Report

The Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) just published its new Africa Report – Leaders for a new Africa. Democrats, autocrats and development...

Sleight is Right: Cyber Control as a New Battleground for African...

Is voting rigging shifting from the manual to the cyber arena? How prepared are election monitors and political parties to deal with electronic manipulation...

Why Africa needs a regional criminal court

Does Africa need a regional criminal court? And how can we promote international justice in light of recent criticisms of the International Criminal Court. Dominique...

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...

The Politics of Health Crisis: Borders and Ebola

More than 2000 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since last August. Now, despite authorities’ efforts...

DRC: How Kabila rigged the election … and got away with...

DRC’s outgoing President Joseph Kabila, who was barred from standing for a third term, found an entirely novel way of hanging on to power....
Breakfast for Democracy How to Clean an Election Discussion with Nic Cheeseman

How to clean an election

DiA's Nic Cheeseman joined Svein-Erik Helle (UiB) for a fascinating discussion of how to fight back against electoral manipulation as part of the Breaking Bad...