#BookClub: Building peace out of diversity and violence

A potent issue in designing institutions to address violent conflict is whether such institutions should explicitly recognize or avoid reference to ethnic identities.  Conflicts...
Review: From genocide to precarious peace

REVIEW: FROM GENOCIDE TO PRECARIOUS PEACE IN RWANDA

Our friend over at Vanguard Africa, Jeffrey Smith, has written a review of an important new volume that we recently featured in our popular...

The Book Club: Give peace a (better) chance

How can we use our knowledge of what works and what doesn't to make peacebuilding efforts more effective. In the latest in our popular...

Pentecostal Republic: Religion and the Struggle for State Power in Nigeria

Is Pentecostalism appropriating state power in Nigeria? Ebenezer Obadare, author of Pentecostal Republic: Religion and the Struggle for State Power in Nigeria responds to...
Emancipation without Equality: Pan-African Activism and the Global Color Line cover/Thomas E. Smith

Book Club: Pan-African Activism and the Global Color Line

How did Pan Africanism and campaigns for civil rights feed into and shape one another, and with what consequences? In the latest edition of our...

#BookClub: Power and the Presidency in Kenya

In the latest in our popular #BookClub feature, Anaïs Angelo reveals the most significant lessons of her fascinating new book Power and the Presidency:...

#BookClub: Arbitrary States & Museveni’s Uganda – interview and blog!

As part of DiA's popular #BookClub feature, we invited Rebecca Tapscott to discuss her brilliant new book, Arbitrary States, with Gerald Bareebe....

Celebrating Africa Day With A New Encyclopedia of African Politics!

Africa Day celebrates the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity in 1963. It’s all about recognising, as the First Congress of Independent African...

How do dictators keep power in Africa?

How do dictators retain power? And why do some autocrats manipulate elections more than others? Yonatan Morse explains the most important lessons from his...

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...