Political stalemate deepens in Tanzania

Michaela Collord explores the continuing stand off between President Magufuli and the opposition coalition in Tanzania and asks what consequences it will have for the country. Michaela...

Women’s Activism in Africa: Struggles for Rights and Representation

Our popular Book Club feature brings you accessible and powerful summaries of the best books on Africa. In this edition, Balghis Badri and Aili...

Tanzania – President Magufuli versus the investors

Michaela Collord takes a look at the impact of President Magufuli's populist policies in Tanzania, after a special presidential committed issued a report alleging that...

Parliament pins executive over corruption scandal in Tanzania

In this blog, Michaela Collord takes a look at the escrow scandal in Tanzania, and the impressive efforts by politicians to investigate the issue...

Why Tanzania’s attacks on free speech break with Nyerere’s legacy

Nick Westcott reflects on increasing attacks on free speech and journalists in Tanzania. He questions President Magufuli's respect for Julius Nyerere's legacy of valuing...

New Book Blog: Why African leaders are more constrained by democratic...

Nic Cheeseman shares some of the highlights of his new book - Institutions and Democracy in Africa (CUP, 2018) - arguing that failing to recognise...

Deconstructing the Magufuli miracle in Tanzania 

Our co-editor Nic Cheeseman takes a look at the rise and rule of Magufuli in Tanzania. He argues that his successes as a populist...

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...

What Africa has to teach the world about democracy

Recent episodes of backsliding in countries such as South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda has led to a resurgence of Afropessimism and the idea that...

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...