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,...

Rwanda and Arsenal: Why a budding developmental state is sponsoring a...

Pritish Behuria explores the possible motivations behind Rwanda's decision to sponsor Arsenal, and prospects for success for the "Visit Rwanda" campaign. ***** On 23 May, The Rwandan Development Board announced that...

African cities can raise more money. Kenya and South Africa offer...

African cities will gain a billion new residents by 2050. But local authorities across the continent don’t have the resources, powers or skills set...

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...

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...

Uganda – President Museveni and the politics of quick-fix taxation

Uganda's recently enacted, Excise Duty Amendment Act (2018) imposes a range of new tax measures, including a tax on the use of social media....

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...

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...

Democratic Republic of Congo’s negotiated democracy

With elections nowhere in sight and with President Kabila clinging onto power despite his mandate having expired in December 2016, Ilunga Mpyana analyses the...

Democratic breakthroughs in Africa: time to celebrate but worries still linger

With International Day of Democracy on 15th September, Nic Cheeseman takes stock of key trends and developments across sub-Saharan Africa. ***** Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham There...