Zambia’s Crisis of Democracy and the 2021 General Elections

Zambia is one of the fastest eroding democracies in the world. This is according to the Varieties of Democracy Project (V-dem), one...

Why the University of Zambia’s disavowal of Sishuwa Sishuwa threatens academic...

DiA note: to read and add your signature to a statement in support of Sishuwa Sishuwa from academics around the work, click...

Statement of solidarity with Dr Sishuwa Sishuwa against unfounded charges of...

DiA is proud to share a statement of solidarity with Dr Sishuwa Sishuwa against unfounded charges of sedition that has been put...

What Future Awaits Refugees in Kenya?

On March 23, the Kenyan government gave the UN’s refugee agency a two-week-long ultimatum to prepare a plan to close two refugee...

Rudasingwa On Why People Become Apologists for Kagame’s Regime in Rwanda

My name is Theogene Rudasingwa, and I appreciate Sir Edward Clay’s review of Michela Wrong’s book “Do not Disturb. I am one of...

#BookClub. What drives election rigging – and when citizens resist it?

In recent months it has felt like election rigging has run riot. Citizens killed, beaten and intimidated and election...

‘Legal identity for all’: What’s at stake for democracy in Africa

In September 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), painstakingly elaborated by the combined mass of global development actors, established the target that...

INTERVIEW: President Magufuli’s Death, His Successor, and the Future of Tanzanian...

On the day after the official announcement of the death of Tanzanian President John Magufuli at the age of 61, DiA interviews...

Why climate change adaptation means there should be no conditionalities on...

Climate change is a universal developmental constraint that is creating widespread challenges through increased intensity of weather extremes such as heatwaves, droughts,...

How the EU Can Better Avoid Bankrolling Authoritarianism

Debates on the conditionality of EU funds have risen up the EU agenda and will not go away anytime soon. The issue...