How COVID-19 is putting immunization at risk

The current COVID-19 pandemic has deflected attention away from other health priorities. However, the coronavirus is far from the only virus people that are...
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...

How can we make research in the “Global South” more ethical?

How to ethically conduct research in what is often called the Global South has become an increasingly controversial topic. Even terms such as "fieldwork"...

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...

Africa’s Totalitarian Temptation: The Evolution of Autocratic Regimes

How resilient are popular movements for democracy in the face of a global resurgence of totalitarianism? Does Ethiopia and Sudan demonstrate that whatever appeal...

Why Ethiopians are losing faith in Abiy’s promises for peace

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been lauded for his willingness to reform his country's authoritarian political system. But, warns Yohannes Gedamu, some are...

Debate: Democracy vs. Authoritarianism in Africa

DiA's Nic Cheeseman went on the BBC's News Day programme to talk about his new book Authoritarian Africa. But the interview quickly evolved into...

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...

The Puzzle of Ethiopian Politics

How did a group with its origins in a small Marxist-Leninist insurgency based in the northern most corner of Ethiopia transform itself into one...

Why Sidama statehood demand threatens to unravel Ethiopia’s federal system

Delayed constitutional reform and demands for secession - is Ethiopia’s ethnic-based federal state system under threat? Yohannes Gedamu explains why the Sidama secession demand...