Tag Archives: Africa

New Year, New Questions: Sara Rich Dorman

Logo

In the next of our ‘New Year, New Questions’ series, Sara Rich Dorman highlights the need to explore the emergence of the middle class in Africa, and its relationship to the state. Sara is a Lecturer in politics at the University of Edinburgh.

Posted in Uncategorized | Also tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

African Studies Scholarships at the University of Oxford

Logo

The African Studies Centre at the University of Oxford have recently released details of their scholarships for 2014-2015. Take a look below.

Posted in african democracy | Also tagged , , | Leave a comment

Disappointing democrats: exploring the link between democratization and electoral turnover

MWA_large

In this article, Michael Wahman explores the links between electoral turnover and democratisation in countries where incumbents manipulate the electoral playing field to their advantage. Although you might think that an opposition win in such cases would accelerate democratisation, Wahman argues that this is not the case: parties may see the promise of democratisation as a […]

Posted in democracy, democracy in africa, Ghana | Also tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Preview: Property and political order in Africa

Catherine Boone(10-col)

Here at DiA, we like to keep our readers abreast of the best publications in African politics. This week we are delighted to preview a ‘must read’ from one of the discipline’s leading lights, Catherine Boone. Her new book, ‘Property and political order in Africa: Land rights and the structure of politics,’ is forthcoming from […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Also tagged , , | Leave a comment

Dr Nic Cheeseman reviews Africa in 2013 for Bloomberg TV

Editor: Nic Cheeseman

Our founder and co-editor, Dr Nic Cheeseman, has appeared on Bloomberg TV to review the major events and trends of 2013 in Africa. Bloomberg is a 24-hour business & financial live television network that reaches over 310 million homes worldwide, with an average working day audience of 426,721 viewers, surpassing audience figures for CNN International, […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Also tagged , | Leave a comment

Beyond China and Africa: a focus on India

Logo

In the second of our ‘beyond China and Africa’ series, Pooja Jain explores India’s attempts to forge connections with Africa in aid, trade, and diplomacy. Pooja Jain is a PhD candidate at the Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies). If you missed our earlier post on Brazil and Africa, you can read it here. 

Posted in Uncategorized | Also tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Prospects for Electoral Pacts and Democratic Progress in Zimbabwe

zimbabwe

In this opinion piece, Pedzisai Ruhanya  stresses the need for the opposition to unite ahead of this year’s elections in Zimbabwe. Pedzisai is a PhD candidate and the director of the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute Trust.

Posted in Zimbabwe | Also tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Zimbabwe’s Draft Constitution: history is made but what does the ‘yes’ vote mean?

zimbabwe

Following their insightful piece on the draft constitution, Zimbabwe Democracy Institute give us their opinion on the referendum in Zimbabwe in support of the draft constitution, and what this means for the upcoming national elections.

Posted in Uncategorized, Zimbabwe | Also tagged , , , , , | 2 Responses

Debating for peace: can Kenya’s TV debate lessen the chances of conflict at the polls?

kenya

In this opinion piece, Tim Wigmore argues that the TV debate in Kenya could have increased the important of programmatic politics in the forthcoming election, and decreased the likelihood of violence at the polls, or after.   

Posted in Kenya | Also tagged , , , , , , | 4 Responses

Reflecting back, looking forward: Alex Cobham, Save the Children.

In_Their_Own_Words

In the final interview in our series of ‘reflecting back, looking forward’, we talk to Alex Cobham who is Head of Research at Save the Children. The perspectives expressed here are his own and may not reflect those of Save the Children. We have staggered our New Year interviews at DiA across the first two […]

Posted in In Their Own Words | Also tagged , , , | Leave a comment
  • Subscribe to the DiA Newsletter