Why COVID19 is exacerbating educational inequalities in Kenya

For Kenya's already fragile education system, the coronavirus pandemic has generate unprecedented challenges for the government, students, and parents. These have already exposed some...

The Impact of COVID19 on Food Security in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all sectors of economies globally. Here in Africa, the crisis has drastically impacted food security. Supply chains, food and...

#BookClub: Debating Democracy – Nigerian Salafis and Boko Haram Twenty Years...

In the latest in our popular #BookClub feature, Jacob Zenn discusses the most important findings of his important new book, Unmasking Boko Haram, Exploring...

How COVID-19 is putting immunization at risk

The current COVID-19 pandemic has deflected attention away from other health priorities. However, the coronavirus is far from the only virus people that are...

The battle for the soul of the ANC during the COVID19...

In his weekly newsletter explaining the turnabout in government policy, President Cyril Ramaphosa writes, “After careful consideration and discussion, the NCCC reconsidered its...

Compassion vs. coercion: Protecting lives & enhancing legitimacy in COVID-19 Africa

As cases of coronavirus rise across Africa, there is growing recognition that the pandemic could evolve into a crisis not just of health and...

The humanitarian response to COVID-19 in Somalia will make things worse

As Somalia braces for the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, debt relief will not help prepare it for the financial and political catastrophe ahead....
The Continent Issue 3

The Continent – brilliant free African journalism

The Continent is a brilliant new venture from Simon Allison and the team at Mail&Guardian. It brings together fantastic writing from African journalists across...
Podcast Democracies in Times of Crisis

PODCAST: Democracy in times of crisis

A Pacific Council podcast about democracies in times of crisis featuring DiA's very own Fromagehomme, aka Nic Cheeseman. As countries around the world respond...

Policy Lessons From COVID-19 in Africa

Watching African governments respond to the COVID-19 pandemic has been fascinating, though provoking and illuminating. Here, Ken Opalo draws out some of the key...