Adventures in Zambian Politics: A Story in Black and White

#BookClub: A review of Guy Scott’s Autobiography

As part of our popular #BookClub series, Timothy Wild reviews the autobiography of Guy Scott, Adventures in Zambian Politics: A Story in Black and White....

Is religion helping or hurting Africa’s fight against COVID-19?

As the COVID-19 global pandemic spreads around the world, some societies have been quick to adjust and others have been a source of public...

Compassion vs. coercion: Protecting lives & enhancing legitimacy in COVID-19 Africa

As cases of coronavirus rise across Africa, there is growing recognition that the pandemic could evolve into a crisis not just of health and...
The Continent Issue 3

The Continent – brilliant free African journalism

The Continent is a brilliant new venture from Simon Allison and the team at Mail&Guardian. It brings together fantastic writing from African journalists across...

Authoritarian Africa – Watch the Video of Fromagehomme’s new book!

DiA's very own Fromagehomme (aka Prof Nic Cheeseman) has a new book out with Dr Jonathan Fisher called Authoritarian Africa: Repression, Resistance and the...

The coming debt crisis? How African states borrow, and who they...

There is growing concern about the level of debt accumulated by countries such as Ghana and Zambia. In the latest in our popular Book...

Legislative Development in Africa: Politics and Postcolonial Legacies

In the latest instalment of our popular Book Club feature, one of the rising stars of African studies, Ken Opalo, shares the main messages...

Presidents and term-limits in Africa: a tribute to Robert Elgie

There are three types of academics. Some work hard to publish their ideas, and have an influence through the body of work they leave...

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...

Proportional Representation and democracy in Zambia

Is proportional representation the solution to Zambia’s politics of personality? Can it improve public policy making and implementation? Timothy Wild explores prospects for Proportional...