The New Pan-Africanism: Globalism and the Nation State in Africa

What is the key cause of conflicts and underdevelopment in Africa? Michael Amoah makes a bold argument in his recent book: The New Pan-Africanism:...

IWD: How democracy is failing women

In honour of International Women's Day 2019 Susan Dodsworth and our very own Nic Cheeseman have published a hard hitting critique of the way...

DIA Book Club: Governing Africa 3D Analysis of the African Union’s...

Thomas Kwesu Tieku writes about the tripartite nature of the African Union and the state of governance in Africa. Drawing on his book, Governing...

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....