Moving Beyond Movements: Everyday citizenship in South Africa

In this post, Co-editor SJ Cooper-Knock talks about her recent work that pushes the boundaries of research on social movements in South Africa by...

Citizenship in Africa: The Law of Belonging

Bronwen Manby takes us through her new book Citizenship in Africa: The Law of Belonging. In an important contribution to the literature on statehood, citizenship and...

The Politics of Participation

Participation is now a constitutional necessity in Kenya, but how should the government approach this new inclusivity? Nic Cheeseman explore the issue, as part...

Nic Cheeseman launches his new book ‘Democracy in Africa’

This week marked the launch of our co-editor Nic Cheeseman's exciting new text 'Democracy in Africa'. Here, he tells us more about this important contribution...

Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century: From the ‘Heart of...

Mel Bunce tells us about 'Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century: From the "Heart of Darkness" to "Africa Rising"'. This new edited collection...

Democracy in Africa: Lessons from Malawi

What are the key lessons that the Malawian elections of 2014 can offer for those studying democracy and democratisation? In the wake of their...

Zimbabwe’s new cabinet: Balancing patronage and merit?

President Mnangagwa appointed a new cabinet on September 7, 2018. Washington Katema explains the balancing of ethnic, patronage and merit in his cabinet appointments...

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...

Africa’s diaspora return…but who benefits?

Africa’s strong economic growth and business opportunities have attracted the attention of multinational companies and investors in recent years. With this has come a...

Democratic Republic of Congo’s negotiated democracy

With elections nowhere in sight and with President Kabila clinging onto power despite his mandate having expired in December 2016, Ilunga Mpyana analyses the...