Land rights and mobility: the unintended consequences of durable solutions in...

Amelia Kuch takes a look at Tanzania, where durable solutions have been offered to Burundian refugees. New political rules are now in play for these...

The gender gap in Kenya – taking stock and moving forward

In his column for the Daily Nation our co-editor, Nic Cheeseman, argues that Kenya needs to improve its performance on gender issues. Whilst it is...

Is devolution in Kenya sustainable?

Decentralisation has been a hot topic in Kenya for years, but are we asking the important questions? In his regular column for the Daily...

Why Africa should not follow the “Rwandan” model

DiA's Nic Cheeseman gets fed up with people telling him that other African countries could do better if they followed the Rwandan model, and sets out...

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,...

Do Kenyan women get a fair deal?

Kenya is a mass of contradictions when it comes to gender, argues our co-editor Nic Cheeseman. So how well are women faring in terms...

Can we protect elections by using new technology?

In a hot off the press - and open access - journal article in Democratization, DiA's Nic Cheeseman argues that the introduction of new...

Escalating violence in Central African Republic exposes limits of UN peacekeeping

David Bruckmeier analyses the limits of UN peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic conflict as violence escalates to near unprecedented levels. ***** A year and...

Youth in Africa: Refocusing the debate

In this post, Matt Kandel argues that academics and policymakers - particularly those in the west - need to stop seeing young people in...

Do we need to rethink how we measure inequality?

Debates around the role of inequality in Africa and beyond, and its impact on democracy, have been fierce. Much of the research that surrounds...