Perspectives on Political Communication in Africa

Bruce Mutsvairo cautions that an increase in the use of social media as a tool for political communication does not equate to a proliferation...

The New Pan-Africanism: Globalism and the Nation State in Africa

What is the key cause of conflicts and underdevelopment in Africa? Michael Amoah makes a bold argument in his recent book: The New Pan-Africanism:...

The All Basotho Convention’s contested deputy leadership: Another step into the...

Is there an end to Lesotho’s perennial political instability? Moletsane Monyake warns that unless the All Basotho Convention resolves its leadership wrangles, Lesotho’s comprehensive...

Internet shutdowns undermine democracy in Africa

Samuel Woodhams explains why the rise of internet shutdowns, despite justification by governments, is threatening to undermine democracy in Africa. *** Since the beginning of 2019,...

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 Sudan impasse: Bashir and prospects for mediation

Sudan is at a crossroads, but will President Omar Al-Bashir consider mediation or stepping down? Luka Kuol opines that Bashir’s instinct and pride may...

DIA Book Club: Governing Africa 3D Analysis of the African Union’s...

Thomas Kwesu Tieku writes about the tripartite nature of the African Union and the state of governance in Africa. Drawing on his book, Governing...

Gbagbo’s acquittal isn’t bad for the ICC. But problems around evidence...

Laurent Gbagbo acquittal by the International Criminal Court of crimes against humanity raises the question: what will it take to secure a conviction at...

Conflict in Cameroon is extracting a heavy toll on ordinary people

What is the socio-economic cost of the revolt in Cameroon? From losing hosting rights for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to communities abandoning...

Uganda: The boat disaster and Museveni’s politics of disorder

Is the Museveni regime cultivating disorder and flouting regulations in order to gain political support? In this article, Ivan Ashaba argues that the boat...