A year of illusions: Five things we learnt about democracy in...

Professor Nic Cheeseman's traditional review of the year, which analyses some of the main developments on the continent in 2017 and looks ahead to the prospects...

Elections, leaders and the politics of the primaries in Kenya

Duncan Otieno reflects on the controversial party primaries in Kenya and argues that it is in the interests of party leaders to embrace the...

A Green Victory: Sierra Leone’s Presidential Runoff and President Maada Bio’s...

In the final of a two part series on the Sierra Leone elections, now that the run-off results are in, Laura Martin reflects on...

Closing the camps: Kenya’s déjà-vu politics

Hanno Brankamp explores refugee politics in Kenya. The government's announced closure of its refugee camps is not just a worrying déjà-vu; it is driven by national politics...

Zimbabwe’s Predatory State: Party, Military and Business

In this article, Jabusile Shumba discusses his recently published book: Zimbabwe’s predatory state: Party, military and business. He argues that the voracious modes of...
Sierra Leone, 2018 elections

Sierra Leone’s 2018 Elections: Consolidating post-war democracy?

Will the conduct of regular elections in Sierra Leone translate into improved governance? Mohamed Sesay argues that although it may not, there is no...

Fleeting glory in a wasteland: Wealth, politics, and autonomy in Northern...

Judith Scheele and Julien Brachet tell us about their research in Northern Chad. This work asks how we can understand ideas and practices of...

Why Kenya’s Supreme Court Can’t Solve the Country’s Electoral Crisis

DiA's Nic Cheeseman, Gabrielle Lynch and Justin Willis look at Kenya's judiciary and explore the impact of their nullification of the election of 8...

Uganda – Tension rising over push to scrap presidential age limits

Will President Museveni's determination to remain in power indefinitely destabilise the ruling party? Or will it be business as usual? Michaela Collord investigates. *** NRM MPs...

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...