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...

Uganda: The boat disaster and Museveni’s politics of disorder

Is the Museveni regime cultivating disorder and flouting regulations in order to gain political support? In this article, Ivan Ashaba argues that the boat...

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...

Balancing foreign affairs and domestic issues: PM Abiy’s challenge

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia has an unprecedented drive for a strong, united, peaceful and democratic Ethiopia. However, to actualize it, Zelalem Teshome...

Obtaining Justice for Extrajudicial Killings in Kenya

This year, the Kenya Police Service has been responsible for 267 extrajudicial killings. Is there any possibility of the police being held accountable for...

DiA Book Club: Institutional Legacies, Decision Frames and Political Violence in...

As part of our regular DiA Book Club series, which brings you the most important new publications on African politics, Stacey M. Mitchell introduce...

Kenya: Is devolution working?

Polarisation has long been a feature of Kenyan politics, where ethnic, religious, and other identity based divisions have driven episodic violence, especially around elections....

Watch Now! @fromagehomme on How to Rig An Election (Without Getting...

To celebrate the re-launch of DiA, we are delighted to share with you Professor Nic Cheeseman's inaugural lecture at the University of Birmingham. The...

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...

DiA Book Club: Understanding Africa’s International Relations

As part of our regular DiA Book Club series, which brings you the most important new publications on African politics in an easily digestible...