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...

South Africans are learning that they’re not that exceptional after all

DiA's Nic Cheeseman looks at the political crisis in South Africa, and argues that simply removing President Jacob Zuma will not solve the country's...

A Green Victory: Sierra Leone’s Presidential Runoff and President Maada Bio’s...

In the final of a two part series on the Sierra Leone elections, now that the run-off results are in, Laura Martin reflects on...

What space for women in African peace agreements?

How are women, their roles and functions imagined in future African post-conflict societies? What are the spaces and places that women occupy...

#BookClub: How Polish refugees came to Africa and what this tells...

During World War Two, thousands of European refugees escaped their war-ravaged continent to find safety in Africa. One of the largest groups...

AUTHORITARIAN REGIMES & AFRICA – LAUNCH & INTRO!

Here at Democracy in Africa we are delighted to be launching one of our Special Issues, this time looking at the question...

The Legacy of UNAMID and the Future of Hybrid Peacekeeping Missions

The 13-year-old African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur – known as UNAMID – officially ended on December 31, 2020 and is...

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...
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Post-war election may trigger new conflict in Ethiopia

Implementing peace agreements is fraught with political and security challenges. To consolidate post-conflict political transitions, elections are seen as a panacea to...

A year of illusions: Five things we learnt about democracy in...

Professor Nic Cheeseman's traditional review of the year, which analyses some of the main developments on the continent in 2017 and looks ahead to the prospects...