Academic Portrait: Roland Marchal at the Forefront of Research

As part of the campaign to free Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal, Didier Péclard and Sandrine Perrot reflect on his academic contribution as a leader...

Why the United Nations Needs Roland Marchal and His Analysis

As part of the campaign to free Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal, Enrica Picco reflects on how his work has helped and can help the...

How to change rape culture in Côte d’Ivoire

In August this year, Yves de M’Bella, a media personality in Côte d’Ivoire, brought a male guest, Kader Traoré, onto his prime-time...

Associations and Democracy in Algeria

Jessica Northey kicks off our new series looking back on the Arab Spring, five years on. Her recent article in Democratization taps into broader...

Watch the #ZimbabweanLivesMatter Resistance Bureau show!

Our sister discussion space and podcast, the Resistance Bureau, just had one of its best ever shows. Thandekile Moyo, Alex Magaisa, Jestina...

The Politics of Health Crisis: Borders and Ebola

More than 2000 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since last August. Now, despite authorities’ efforts...

The end of the honeymoon in Tanzania: CCM reverts to type

Given the imperial like constitutional powers endowed to the President of Tanzania, it is easy to assume that one person – the...

Africans want consensual democracy – why is that reality so hard...

It has become common to argue that most Africans are not that committed to democracy. Commentators often suggest that Africans care more...

#BookClub: How do refugees cope with the difficulties of life in...

All around the world refugees leave their homes due to violent conflicts and seek safety in neighbouring countries. Yet flight does not...

Mass graves controversy highlight weakness of anti-terror strategy

As part of our Twelve Days of Analysis, our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman and Ken Opalo explore the case of Isnina Musa Sheikh in Kenya, highlighting...