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DIA Book Club: The Roots of Ethnic Cleansing in Europe

How do democratic institutions prevent mass ethnic violence? What are the implications for Mass Ethnic Violence in Africa and Preventing Ethnic Cleansing? H. Zeynep Bulutgil explores these questions in her book, Roots of Ethnic Cleansing in Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2018), which won the Best Book Award in the European Politics and Society Section of […]

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A new programme of work: Does the 71st World Health Assembly mark a changing WHO?

Mike Kalmus Eliasz explores the challenges facing the World Health Organisation and its first ever African Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as he campaigns for Universal Health Coverage following the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva.

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President Mnangagwa makes his electoral play for international legitimacy

With a date now set for the Zimbabwean election, Nicole Beardsworth assesses President Mnangagwa’s bid, the prospects of free and fair elections and what to make of the opposition post-Tsvangirai.

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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 election technology can be a curse as well as a blessing.

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Rwanda and Arsenal: Why a budding developmental state is sponsoring a football team

Pritish Behuria explores the possible motivations behind Rwanda’s decision to sponsor Arsenal, and prospects for success for the “Visit Rwanda” campaign.      

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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.

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DIA Book Club: Hawks and Doves in Sudan’s Armed Conflict

The DIA Book Club presents insights from Suad Musa’s new book, Hawks and Doves in Sudan’s Armed Conflict (James Currey, 2018). In this blog, she highlights the conflicted role of Al-Hakkamat Baggara women as both inciters of war and peace agents in the Darfur armed conflict.

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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 exciting authors writing about themes relevant to democracy in Africa to present their new publications. In the first blog, Bonny Ibhawoh shares some insights from his new book – Human Rights […]

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Democracy in Conversation

In a wide ranging interview, Régis Marzin quizzes Nic Cheeseman about democracy in Africa, colonial legacies, and the prospects for democratization. The interview is available in both French (second) and English (first).

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An open letter to President Edgar Lungu over human rights

Sishuwa Sishuwa chronicles the constant questioning of the identity and nationality of Zambia’s presidents – and challenges President Lungu’s strategy of incarcerating opposition leader, Fresher Siwale, who accused him of being Malawian.

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