By-elections in Kenya

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Kenya’s 2017 elections

  Are you researching the Kenyan elections of 2017? Are you looking for a place to publish your work? If so, then click through for...

Reflecting back, looking forward: Katy Long

1. Tell us a bit about yourself, and your area of interest.  I’m currently a lecturer in International Development at the Univeristy of Edinburgh.   My...
The M23 Rebellion

Diaspora as Anti-Politics: the case of Rwanda

Kicking off our new series on the politics of (im)mobility, Will Jones explores why the Rwandans that he spoke with were so reluctant to...

Land rights and mobility: the unintended consequences of durable solutions in...

Amelia Kuch takes a look at Tanzania, where durable solutions have been offered to Burundian refugees. New political rules are now in play for these...

The race for Nairobi, and the rise and rise of Mike...

DiA's Nic Cheeseman reflects on the battle for the Governorship of Nairobi and asks whether the populist outside Mike Sonko can take the seat...

#thisflag and the power of nationalism in Zimbabwe

Sara Rich Dorman takes a look at the #thisflag movement in Zimbabwe and asks why the country's flag has been relatively absent from protest...

Identity, politics, and reconciliation in Zanzibar

Sigrun Marie Moss and Kjetil Tronvoll explore the rise and fall of reconciliatory politics in Zanzibar. They ask how and why intergroup relations underwent...

New Year, New Questions: Clive Gabay

Continuing our New Year: New Questions theme, Clive Gabay explores the idea of the middle class in Africa, building on an earlier blog in...

What does it mean to be Kenyan?

The question of identity has always been both a sensitive and a complicated question, particularly in Kenya. Now, the thorny issue has been taken...

New Year, New Questions: SJ Cooper-Knock

To kick off 2015, we at DiA are launching the 'New Year, New Questions' series. In this collection of blogs, we will be asking...