Ghosts of juntas past: Can France get it right in Mali...

Should foreign allies prioritise liberty or stability in states undergoing extra-constitutional transition? France again faces this challenge in Mali, with the easy...

Women’s Activism in Africa: Struggles for Rights and Representation

Our popular Book Club feature brings you accessible and powerful summaries of the best books on Africa. In this edition, Balghis Badri and Aili...

African Coups in the 21st Century

Coups are not a new phenomena in sub-Saharan Africa, and have shaped how people think about the continent for decades. Chinua Achebe’s...

Setting a foreign policy agenda for the Muhammadu Buhari presidency

Babatunde Afolabi talks us through the foreign policy priorities for Nigeria's new government. Babatunde is a consultant who has previously worked for the Economic...

LIVE SHOW: Democratic Decline West Africa

The next show of our amazing sister podcast/discussion space the Resistance Bureau is on Resisting Democratic Decline in West Africa, with an...

Mali’s next president: some ‘what ifs’ for the 2018 elections

Mali held its first round of presidential elections on 29 July 2018. In this article, Jonathan Sears ask crucial questions: 'What if a change...

The State of Democracy in Africa

DiA's Nic Cheeseman is taking the day off to celebrate his 40th birthday, so to mark the occasion we thought we would re-post one...

The Impact of COVID19 on Food Security in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all sectors of economies globally. Here in Africa, the crisis has drastically impacted food security. Supply chains, food and...

Understanding the Malian crisis and its actors

As conflict Mali continues, Laurence Deschamps-Laporte puts together a timeline of major developments, an overview to the key actors involved, and a note on the...
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Mali: intervention and beyond

As debates escalate over international intervention in Mali, Martin van Vliet explores the long-running tensions behind conflict in the north of the country and demonstrates how...