Buhari and beyond: The answers we have and the questions that...

Co-Editor SJ Cooper-Knock explores Buhari's victory and the questions that remain, as the nation goes to the polls once more for the Governorship and House...

Katy Long on labelling and refugees

The Bigger Picture Project at the University of Edinburgh has teamed up with Democracy in Africa to bring you videos from academics and practitioners...

South Africans are learning that they’re not that exceptional after all

DiA's Nic Cheeseman looks at the political crisis in South Africa, and argues that simply removing President Jacob Zuma will not solve the country's...

The language of politics in South Africa

Carolyn Holmes tells us about her work exploring how print cultures service different language communities and how they fuel nationalisms that are not synonymous...

Between citizenship and marginalisation in Angola

Vasco Martins tells us about his recent research on citizenship in Angola, which has recent been published in Citizenship Studies. Vasco is a researcher at...

DIA Book Club: The Roots of Ethnic Cleansing in Europe

How do democratic institutions prevent mass ethnic violence? What are the implications for Mass Ethnic Violence in Africa and Preventing Ethnic Cleansing? H. Zeynep...

Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century: From the ‘Heart of...

Mel Bunce tells us about 'Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century: From the "Heart of Darkness" to "Africa Rising"'. This new edited collection...

Zimbabwe’s new cabinet: Balancing patronage and merit?

President Mnangagwa appointed a new cabinet on September 7, 2018. Washington Katema explains the balancing of ethnic, patronage and merit in his cabinet appointments...

Reflecting back, looking forward: Katy Long

1. Tell us a bit about yourself, and your area of interest.  I’m currently a lecturer in International Development at the Univeristy of Edinburgh.   My...

An open letter to President Edgar Lungu over human rights

Sishuwa Sishuwa chronicles the constant questioning of the identity and nationality of Zambia’s presidents – and challenges President Lungu’s strategy of incarcerating opposition leader,...