The problem of leadership in Africa

Is the biggest problem facing democracy in Africa leadership? And is so, why? In this exclusive blog for Democracy in Africa, Steven Friedman, one...

New Questions: Hannah Dawson

Continuing our series on new questions for academia, Hannah Dawson explores the issue of unemployment in South Africa and its implications for young people....

New Year, New Questions: SJ Cooper-Knock

To kick off 2015, we at DiA are launching the 'New Year, New Questions' series. In this collection of blogs, we will be asking...

Why it’s time for an amicable divorce between Somalia and Somaliland

Should other countries recognise Somaliland’s bid to become fully independent? It has a good case, argues Bill Snaddon, but many obstacles remain. Somaliland declared independence...

Cameroon: Let My People Go By Sissiku Julius Ayuktabe

In this exclusive post for DiA, Sissiku Julius Ayuktabe, the president of the self-declared Republic of Ambazonia, writes about his hopes for his people...

DIA BOOK CLUB: War, Women, and Power: From Violence to Mobilization...

How do women experience war? Does war reconfigure gender power relations? Marie E. Berry explores these and other questions in her new book: War,...

More Unfair Elections in Africa, More Unrest: An Avoidable Cycle

We are delighted to be co-publishing, alongside Vanguard Africa, this hard hitting piece on Africa's three most recent elections in Benin, Malawi and Mauritania....

Somalia: African solutions to African problems?

What can regional peacekeeping interventions like that of AMISOM in Somalia tell us about the reality of '"African Solutions to African Problems"? In a...

The Chamisa Effect – and the hope for a New Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's main opposition party is seeking to build on the momentum it generated during the 2018 presidential election. DiA's very own Obert Hodzi reflects...

What Africa has to teach the world about democracy

Recent episodes of backsliding in countries such as South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda has led to a resurgence of Afropessimism and the idea that...