Poor services do not dent rural African voter trust

Nic Cheeseman and Hannah Waddilove share with us their recent findings on rural voters in Africa for Oxford Analytica. How important are rural voters? Do...
By-elections in Kenya

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Kenya’s 2017 elections

  Are you researching the Kenyan elections of 2017? Are you looking for a place to publish your work? If so, then click through for...
The M23 Rebellion

Diaspora as Anti-Politics: the case of Rwanda

Kicking off our new series on the politics of (im)mobility, Will Jones explores why the Rwandans that he spoke with were so reluctant to...

Nic Cheeseman launches his new book ‘Democracy in Africa’

This week marked the launch of our co-editor Nic Cheeseman's exciting new text 'Democracy in Africa'. Here, he tells us more about this important contribution...

Biafran unrest and the shrinking national cake: what prospects for Nigeria?

Leila Demarest analyses how the failure of the South-East Development Commission Bill highlights an increasingly fragile fiscal pact in Nigeria. **** On 1 June 2017, the...

Securitisation on parade: Ruto and the response to Garissa

Our Co-editor SJ Cooper-Knock explores Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto's speech in Nyeri on Saturday, and asks what the country could and should do...

Calculating skeptics: Accommodating authoritarian rule in Rwanda

In this article, Anu Chakravarty explores the relationship of Hutus to the Rwandan state, and asks what shapes their political decisions in everyday life. Anuradha...

DIA Book Club: Human Rights in Africa

We are pleased to present a new feature on the DIA website. The DIA Book Club is a forum for some of the most...

DIA BOOK CLUB: The Contentious Politics of Democracy and Islamic Law...

Brandon Kendhammer interrogates the relationship between Islam and democracy in northern Nigeria in this piece for DiA, using research from his book 'Talking Politics:...

What does it mean to be Kenyan?

The question of identity has always been both a sensitive and a complicated question, particularly in Kenya. Now, the thorny issue has been taken...