The Book Club: Devolution in Kenya

Our popular “Book Club” features the best of the new publications on African politics. This week, we bring you the work of Dominic Burbidge,...

Higher Education in Africa: Four Key Challenges

In his regular column for the Daily Nation Co-Editor Nic Cheeseman joins forces with Co-Editor SJ Cooper-Knock to explore the key challenges in African...

Protest, pastors and the courts in Zimbabwe

Sara Rich Dorman reflects on recent development in the #ThisFlag movement, including the release of Pastor Evan Mawarire. Placing developments in their broader political...

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...

How did the ICC trial of Laurent Gbagbo impact the elections...

Drawing on her recent research in the country, Sophie T. Rosenberg argues that the ICC may shape the political landscape for a long time...

President Zuma responds to student protests

Following mass protests by students across South Africa, President Jacob Zuma has moved to freeze tuition fees. However, this strategy is unlikely to pacify...

Is South Sudan Doomed to Fail?

Sam Stratford looks at the situation in South Sudan, too often forgotten in the flurry of headlines about events in Kenya and Zimbabwe, and...

The Re-Launch! Your new, bigger and better Democracy in Africa

After a decade of bringing you some of the freshest and most distinctive analysis of politics in Africa, we decided it was time to...

New Book Blog: How to rig an election and get away...

DiA's Nic Cheeseman celebrates the publication of his new book in the UK by writing a column with co-author Brian Klaas that summarises some...

Zimbabwe’s Predatory State: Party, Military and Business

In this article, Jabusile Shumba discusses his recently published book: Zimbabwe’s predatory state: Party, military and business. He argues that the voracious modes of...