Conflict and Peacebuilding

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...
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Another war in the Horn? Rising tension at the Ethiopia-Sudan border

Could the Horn of Africa be set for another war? The prospects for a fresh conflict are certainly...

Soldiers in Revolt: Army mutinies in Africa

  In this article, Maggie Dwyer look at mutinies in Africa from those that were involved - essential reading in view of recent events in...

Power, peace, and space in Africa

Franzisca Zanker tell us about her work with Claudia Simons and Andreas Mehler, which focuses on the local dimensions of power-sharing in Africa. A...

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...

Unfinished Revolutions: Libya and Tunisia five years on

As part of our series on the Arab Spring five years on, Ibrahim Fraihat reflects on the experiences of Tunisia and Libya. This blog is drawn...

The Death of Idriss Déby and The Prospect of a Domino...

The U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered his famous Cold War ‘Domino Theory’ speech during a news conference on 7 April 1954....

DEMOCRACY CAPTURE & THE SHADOW STATE IN AFRICA – DOWNLOAD THE...

On World Democracy Day, 15 September 2021, the Centre for Democratic Development and Democracy in Africa will join forces to release two...

The effect of Boko Haram stockpiling weapons on the Lake Chad...

Since Boko Haram's emergence in the early 2000s, the security situation in the Lake Chad Basin region has worsened. Comprising Nigeria, Cameroon,...

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...