Nkurunziza must leave before he gets any more blood on his...

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, our Co-Editor Nic Cheeseman uses the case of Burundi to emphasise the danger of undermining term...

Sanctions against Burundi: What can history teach us?

Julia Grauvogel looks at the sanction campaign against Burundi in the 1990s and asks what it can tell us about prospects for international intervention today....

Angola crackdown fails to silence criticism

Justin Pearce explores the growing number of voices criticising Angola's regime, and the persecution that they have faced. Justin is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow...

Corruption and the rule of law in Angola

Our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman shares the experience of Rafael Marques de Morais who has been facing charges in Angola, having provided an account of the corruption...

Six factors that help us to understand Boko Haram

This week, we launched a broader series on security in Nigeria, exploring the latest research and comment on the security sector and security threats...

Opposition politics in Uganda: what can others learn?

Our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman penned his regular column for the Daily Nation from Uganda this week, where he was watching the general election. In this...

Securitisation on parade: Ruto and the response to Garissa

Our Co-editor SJ Cooper-Knock explores Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto's speech in Nyeri on Saturday, and asks what the country could and should do...

What kind of a coup are we seeing in Zimbabwe?

LSE researcher McDonald Lewanika analyses the evolving situation in Zimbabwe, and asks what kind of military intervention this is, and how we should understand...

What does the “coup that’s not a coup” mean for democracy...

Read the statement by #SheVotes, a Zimbabwean civil society movement seeking to encourage women to register to vote and participate in politics, on the...

Uganda: Election secured, support uncertain.

Following Museveni's electoral victory Michaela Collord asks: How much support does Uganda's president really have? Michaela is a PhD candidate in politics at the University...