Policy Lessons From COVID-19 in Africa

Watching African governments respond to the COVID-19 pandemic has been fascinating, though provoking and illuminating. Here, Ken Opalo draws out some of the key...

British corporate plunder helped provoke the war in Western Sahara

On 13 November 2020, war returned to Western Sahara after a 29 year ceasefire. Morocco and the Western Saharan Polisario Front exchanged...

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...

Washington And The Inconvenient Genocide in South Sudan

The Trump and Biden administrations both declared China’s treatment of the Uighurs to be genocide. But the U.S. government has never applied...

DIA BOOK CLUB: Violence in African Elections: Between Big Man Politics...

Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs and Jesper Bjarnesen present the key findings from their new edited volume, Violence in African Elections: Between Big Man Politics and...

President Keita falls to a coup in Mali: 1968 is here...

As the initial fog begins to dissipate, it is now clear that Mali has suffered its fifth coup d’état since independence. A...

Trump enables occupation and threatens peace prospects in Western Sahara

The Trump administration’s announcement on December 10th 2020 that the USA recognised Moroccan sovereignty over the territory of Western Sahara disregards international...

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...

Somaliland suspends relations with the United Nations amidst rising tensions

On October 25, 2020, Somaliland authorities suspended their relations with the United Nations and banned its activities ‘until further notice’. While the...

Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Violations in Zimbabwe

In recent months, Zimbabwe has attracted global attention due to increased reports of human rights violations. These increased abuses have seen the...