Has Zimbabwe removed a tyrant but not a tyranny?

As we continue the debate about what is likely to happen next in Zimbabwe, Nicole Beardsworth explains the many continuities between the Mugabe and...

Togo’s uncertain path to democracy

David argues that for anti-government protests in Togo to achieve genuine democratic change they should have two essential ingredients - a pro-democratic military and...

Ethiopia: An endless emergency?

Sam Stratford finds that, despite a change in leadership within the ruling EPRDF, prospects for political reform and democratisation in Ethiopia remain elusive, resulting...

New Year, New Questions: Marco Di Nunzio

In the latest of our 'New Year, New Questions' series, Marco Di Nunzio draws on his research on Ethiopia to highlight the need to rethink...

Zimbabwe commits to “open and early” elections

DiA’s Nic Cheeseman analyses President Mnangagwa’s statement that Zimbabwe should prepare for elections in “four to five months” and asks if they can be...

Rwanda and Arsenal: Why a budding developmental state is sponsoring a...

Pritish Behuria explores the possible motivations behind Rwanda's decision to sponsor Arsenal, and prospects for success for the "Visit Rwanda" campaign. ***** On 23 May, The Rwandan Development Board announced that...

Can President Zuma survive in South Africa?

Low on allies but not out of ideas, what next for President Zuma? Nicole Beardsworth analyses what the future has in story for the...

Compassion vs. coercion: Protecting lives & enhancing legitimacy in COVID-19 Africa

As cases of coronavirus rise across Africa, there is growing recognition that the pandemic could evolve into a crisis not just of health and...

Why Mnangagwa will not be another Mugabe

  Arguing against the prevailing view that sees Mnangagwa as a force of continuity rather than change, Michael Gyekye offers an alternative perspective that focusses on...

The Moral Economy of Elections in Africa – Talk Announcement

The impact of elections in Africa project featuring Professors Nic Cheeseman, Gabrielle Lynch and Justin Willis will launch its findings on Ghana, Kenya and Uganda...