Here’s how the global response to AIDS in Africa has made...

In commemoration of World AIDS Day on December 1, Kim Yi Dionne writes about democracy and AIDS interventions in Africa, drawing on her book,...

Citizenship in Africa: The Law of Belonging

Bronwen Manby takes us through her new book Citizenship in Africa: The Law of Belonging. In an important contribution to the literature on statehood, citizenship and...

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...

#BookClub: What Britain Did to Nigeria

Four months ago, Nigeria celebrated the 60th anniversary of independence from colonial rule. At that moment Nigeria reached “half-time” and has now...
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...

DIA BOOK CLUB: Violence in African Elections: Between Big Man Politics...

Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs and Jesper Bjarnesen present the key findings from their new edited volume, Violence in African Elections: Between Big Man Politics and...

The Puzzle of Ethiopian Politics

How did a group with its origins in a small Marxist-Leninist insurgency based in the northern most corner of Ethiopia transform itself into one...

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...

Contradictions of Democracy: Vigilantism and Rights in Post-Apartheid South Africa

What does the worrying high level of violence in South Africa mean for democracy? In our popular Book Club feature, Nicholas Rush Smith explains...

#BookClub: Dissidents and Democracy in Africa

Any article proposing possible ways to create durable and equitable democracies in Africa should be humble in its goals. A cursory glance...