What we do (not) know about Internet shutdowns in Africa

Internet shutdowns in Africa have become the new normal. In 2019, at least 10 African countries blocked access to the internet, constituting...

Ufahamu Africa: A great new podcast you need in your life

Two of our favourite academics in the whole world run a podcast that you need in your life. They have also used the podcast...

The problems of using development aid to respond to the “migrant...

The number of people from sub-Sahara Africa seeking refuge almost tripled between 2009 and 2019. During that period, flight and migration from...

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...

#BookClub: East Africa After Liberation

In the latest in our popular #BookClub feature, Jonathan Fisher reveals the most significant lessons of  his important new book East Africa After Liberation. To...

Ethiopia-Eritrea: What comes after the reconciliation?

Last July, the Horn of Africa experienced a major event: Ethiopia and Eritrea reconciled and put into effect a peace deal. This reconciliation between...

Eritrea’s diaspora and its discontents

In recent years, Eritrea's diaspora has provided substantial economic support to its government and its citizens in the form of tax and economic remittances....

Authoritarian Africa – Watch the Video of Fromagehomme’s new book!

DiA's very own Fromagehomme (aka Prof Nic Cheeseman) has a new book out with Dr Jonathan Fisher called Authoritarian Africa: Repression, Resistance and the...

The Impact of COVID19 on Food Security in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all sectors of economies globally. Here in Africa, the crisis has drastically impacted food security. Supply chains, food and...
The Continent Issue 3

The Continent – brilliant free African journalism

The Continent is a brilliant new venture from Simon Allison and the team at Mail&Guardian. It brings together fantastic writing from African journalists across...