The politics of environmental protection and social justice

In the latest instalment of our popular "Book Club" feature that brings you the best insights of the most important new volumes, Prakash Kashwan discusses...

How do dictators keep power in Africa?

How do dictators retain power? And why do some autocrats manipulate elections more than others? Yonatan Morse explains the most important lessons from his...

Why Democracy and Authoritarianism Are Both on the Rise in Africa

DiA's own Nic Cheeseman looks at the trends in democracy and authoritarianism in Africa over the last few years, and identifies an increasingly divided...

Women politicians in Africa face huge odds but can make a...

Africa sees some of the highest rates of female political participation in the world in countries like Rwanda, but also some of the lowest...

DIA Book Club: African Women, ICT and Neoliberal Governance

Assata Zerai explains the double displacement of scholarship by African women. In audaciously calling for a transformation in social sciences epistemology, she argues for...

The Big Debate: Should aid only go to democracies

Should UK aid only be given to democracies? On Thursday 31 January 2019 a high profile set of policy actors and thinkers - including...

How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa

An important site for accountability and representation, or for censorship, fake news and polarisation? George Ogola unpacks how new media platforms have impacted dialogue...

DIA BOOK CLUB: Political Thought and the Public Sphere in Tanzania:...

Does democracy have the same meaning in all places and at all times? Emma Hunter explores this question in her book: Political Thought and...

Tanzania’s latest clampdown takes decades of repression to new lows

Rob Ahearne point to ways in which political space in Tanzania has shrunk to the point where protests are suppressed before they emerge. *** The United...

DIA Book Club: Human Rights in Africa

We are pleased to present a new feature on the DIA website. The DIA Book Club is a forum for some of the most...