Pentecostal Republic: Religion and the Struggle for State Power in Nigeria

Is Pentecostalism appropriating state power in Nigeria? Ebenezer Obadare, author of Pentecostal Republic: Religion and the Struggle for State Power in Nigeria responds to...

Good NGOs, Bad NGOs: Nigerian Government Partnership with NGOs in Counter-terrorism...

In Nigeria, what makes an NGO ‘good’ or ‘bad’? In this brief but compelling read, Emeka Thaddues Njoku shows how the Nigerian security services...
Global UK, Africa policy after Brexit

‘Global Britain’ and Africa beyond Brexit

The United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union presents an opportunity for the UK and Africa to negotiate more favourable trading terms for their...

Nigeria’s soldiers of fortune: The Abacha and Obasanjo years

Max Siollun provides a compelling summary of the dual destabilizer-mediator role of Nigeria’s military, especially during the military dictatorship years. But, as the military...

What are the key lessons that African cities need to learn?

African cities are growing, becoming increasingly important both politically and economically. But what lessons do they need to learn in order to achieve their...

PODCAST: Prof Cheeseman on how social media is changing African politics

Ozayr Patel from the conversation talks to DiA's Nic Cheeseman about the role of social media in African politics, and in particular the impact...

Underdevelopment in Africa: Circumstances beyond our control or self- sabotage?

Oluwafifehan Ogunde asks thought-provoking questions on the state of Africa and provides a candid reflection on whether Africa’s underdevelopment is a result of self-sabotage...

How Social Media is Changing Politics in Africa

In our popular Book Club feature, Maggie Dwyer and Thomas Molony reflect on the key lessons of their important new volume on Social Media...

Legislative Development in Africa: Politics and Postcolonial Legacies

In the latest instalment of our popular Book Club feature, one of the rising stars of African studies, Ken Opalo, shares the main messages...

Is WhatsApp Undermining Democracy in Africa?

DiA's own Nic Cheeseman has been conducting research on the impact of WhatsApp with a team from the University of Birmingham and CDD West...