Uganda – President Museveni and the politics of quick-fix taxation

Uganda's recently enacted, Excise Duty Amendment Act (2018) imposes a range of new tax measures, including a tax on the use of social media....

Done with one election, on to the next: Museveni looks to...

This has been a tumultuous year for Ugandan President Museveni. In her regular column on Presidential Power, Michaela Collord casts the spotlight on Museveni as he...

Ethiopia: An endless emergency?

Sam Stratford finds that, despite a change in leadership within the ruling EPRDF, prospects for political reform and democratisation in Ethiopia remain elusive, resulting...

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...

Natural resources and resistance in Western Sahara

Joanna Allan explores the roots of resistance in Western Sahara, reflecting on how oil, phosphates and the struggle against colonialism have played out in...

The Successes and Failures of Economic Reform in Africa

Zainab Usman shares with us her new paper on political settlements in Nigeria. Zainab is a doctoral candidate in International Development at the University of...

Pressure Mounts on President Buhari

President Buhari might have entered office with a groundswell of support but that support is in danger of fading fast, argues Nic Cheeseman. This...

Can President Zuma survive in South Africa?

Low on allies but not out of ideas, what next for President Zuma? Nicole Beardsworth analyses what the future has in story for the...

Why Mnangagwa will not be another Mugabe

  Arguing against the prevailing view that sees Mnangagwa as a force of continuity rather than change, Michael Gyekye offers an alternative perspective that focusses on...

New Year, New Questions: Cathy Boone

In this latest post of our 'New Year, New Questions' series, Professor Catherine Boone highlights the need for more subnational comparative analysis in the...