An open letter to President Edgar Lungu over human rights

Sishuwa Sishuwa chronicles the constant questioning of the identity and nationality of Zambia’s presidents – and challenges President Lungu’s strategy of incarcerating opposition leader,...

DIA Book Club: Human Rights in Africa

We are pleased to present a new feature on the DIA website. The DIA Book Club is a forum for some of the most...

Struggles over citizenship in Liberia

What does a constitutional clause reveal about Liberians's ideas of citizenship? Robtel Neajai Pailey investigates ... In 1973 Liberia introduced its Aliens and Nationality Law. This,...

How to join the campaign

Roland Marchal and Fariba Adelkhah, two research Professors from the CERI-Sciences Po, have been detained in Iran since June 2019. There is now an...
Capital of Cameroon/CREDIT: Ariel Nathan Ada Mbita

REPORT: Gross Human Rights Abuses in the Anglophone Crisis – How...

Gross human rights abuses are occurring in the Cameroon Anglophone Crisis, which on the surface is a conflict between minority anglophone groups in Cameroon...

Gbagbo’s acquittal isn’t bad for the ICC. But problems around evidence...

Laurent Gbagbo acquittal by the International Criminal Court of crimes against humanity raises the question: what will it take to secure a conviction at...

Why Tanzania’s attacks on free speech break with Nyerere’s legacy

Nick Westcott reflects on increasing attacks on free speech and journalists in Tanzania. He questions President Magufuli's respect for Julius Nyerere's legacy of valuing...

Mass graves controversy highlight weakness of anti-terror strategy

As part of our Twelve Days of Analysis, our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman and Ken Opalo explore the case of Isnina Musa Sheikh in Kenya, highlighting...

Bad Khama: The Corruption of the Botswanan Presidency

Kenneth Good looks back at the legacy of General Ian Khama, who has just announced that he will soon step down as president of Botswana, and concludes...

Ethiopia: Actions must match reformist rhetoric

On 3 January Ethiopia Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced that the government would release political prisoners and close the notorious Maekelawi prison in a...