Conflict and Peacebuilding

Ethiopia’s Civil Conflict Won’t Heal Easily

“Pray for us and tell the world that this guy is bombing us.” My friend Mubarak’s What’s App...

Ghosts of juntas past: Can France get it right in Mali...

Should foreign allies prioritise liberty or stability in states undergoing extra-constitutional transition? France again faces this challenge in Mali, with the easy...

How Zambia can avoid an electoral crisis in 2021

Zambians return to the polls in August 2021. As momentum is building, it brings with it fresh memories of some of the disturbing events...

Great Power Rivalry Hinders Horn of Africa Democratization

Africa is facing major demographic changes and will double its population by 2050 to around 2.5 billion, half of whom will be under 24...

Why Ethiopians are losing faith in Abiy’s promises for peace

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been lauded for his willingness to reform his country's authoritarian political system. But, warns Yohannes Gedamu, some are...

Book Club: Fighting for Peace in Somalia

In the latest of our popular #BookClub feature, Paul Williams shares the key lessons of his important new book, and argues that fighting without...

Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis’ national dialogue: A glimmer of hope?

Will the ongoing government-led national dialogue in Cameroon resolve the Anglophone crisis?Leonard Mbulle-Nziege explores why, despite agenda manipulation, absence of separatists and Biya’s self-serving...

Why neither repression nor dialogue is working in Zimbabwe

The political situation in Zimbabwe seems to be going from bad to worse. In this frank and forthright analysis, Brian Raftopoulos explains why neither repression...

Why peacekeeping fails

In DiA’s mid-week article, Dennis Jett reflects on failures of peacekeeping missions in Africa and why a focus on improved governance can be far...
Rwanda: From Genocide to Precarious Peace/Credit: Aubrey Graham

Book Club: How to Write about Post-Genocide Rwanda

How effective has the process of nation, state and peace-building been in Rwanda under President Paul Kagame? And what is the best way to...