Producing certificates of origin and negotiating the state in Nigeria

Laurent Fourchard tells us about his research into certificates of origin in Nigeria, and explains why talk of 'corruption' does not get us far...
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...

Fleeting glory in a wasteland: Wealth, politics, and autonomy in Northern...

Judith Scheele and Julien Brachet tell us about their research in Northern Chad. This work asks how we can understand ideas and practices of...

Xenophobia and the elusive Pan African dream

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, Nic Cheeseman reflects on the latest wave of xenophobia attacks that have spread across South Africa,...

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...

KENYA: Class, ethnicity and the Kenyatta/ Odinga deal

DiA's Nic Cheeseman investigates the latest deal between opposition leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta, and asks whose interests are being looked after *** It...

New Year, New Questions: Sara Rich Dorman

In the next of our 'New Year, New Questions' series, Sara Rich Dorman highlights the need to explore the emergence of the middle class in...

Poor services do not dent rural African voter trust

Nic Cheeseman and Hannah Waddilove share with us their recent findings on rural voters in Africa for Oxford Analytica. How important are rural voters? Do...

DRC: Below the Surface, a Game Changer in Congolese Politics

Pierre Englebert argues that the 2015 break-up of Congo’s provinces has "upended politics", creating second- and third-order challenges for Congo's next government. *** “Shikata,” or “remain...

Closing the camps: Kenya’s déjà-vu politics

Hanno Brankamp explores refugee politics in Kenya. The government's announced closure of its refugee camps is not just a worrying déjà-vu; it is driven by national politics...