Pressure mounts on President Zuma

Nic Cheeseman reflects on the political life and times of Jacob Zuma, and questions whether he will survive the State of Capture report, which...

Done with one election, on to the next: Museveni looks to...

This has been a tumultuous year for Ugandan President Museveni. In her regular column on Presidential Power, Michaela Collord casts the spotlight on Museveni as he...

Africa in 2017: The political road ahead

Nic Cheeseman reflects on some of the discussions emerging from the recent Royal African Society event 'Africa in 2017: Prospects and Forecasts' at the...

What Africa has to teach the world about democracy

Recent episodes of backsliding in countries such as South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda has led to a resurgence of Afropessimism and the idea that...

DIA EXCLUSIVE: Interview with the high profile CEO of the Kenyan...

During the Kenyan elections of 2017, opposition allegations that the polls were rigged often focussed on one man: Ezra Chiloba. Here, Mark Kapchanga interviews the...

Kenyan Supreme Court full judgement and opinions now in – read...

The full judgement of the Kenyan Supreme Court, including its explanation for the decision to declare the 8 August election null and void is...

Uganda: Election secured, support uncertain.

Following Museveni's electoral victory Michaela Collord asks: How much support does Uganda's president really have? Michaela is a PhD candidate in politics at the University...

When is it legitimate to break the law? Reflections on the...

Following the recent Bram Fischer Memorial Lecture at the University of Oxford, Nic Cheeseman reflects on when it is legitimate to break the law....

Parliament pins executive over corruption scandal in Tanzania

In this blog, Michaela Collord takes a look at the escrow scandal in Tanzania, and the impressive efforts by politicians to investigate the issue...

New Book Blog: How to rig an election and get away...

DiA's Nic Cheeseman celebrates the publication of his new book in the UK by writing a column with co-author Brian Klaas that summarises some...