DIA BOOK CLUB: War, Women, and Power: From Violence to Mobilization...

How do women experience war? Does war reconfigure gender power relations? Marie E. Berry explores these and other questions in her new book: War,...

Authoritarianism has changed, and so should our approach to it

Authoritarianism is on the rise globally and democratic governments need to be better equipped to meet the challenges it represents, or at...
Review: From genocide to precarious peace

REVIEW: FROM GENOCIDE TO PRECARIOUS PEACE IN RWANDA

Our friend over at Vanguard Africa, Jeffrey Smith, has written a review of an important new volume that we recently featured in our popular...

Democratic breakthroughs in Africa: time to celebrate but worries still linger

With International Day of Democracy on 15th September, Nic Cheeseman takes stock of key trends and developments across sub-Saharan Africa. ***** Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham There...

Routledge Handbook of African Politics: now in paperback (win a copy...

  In this blog, Andrea Scheibler tells us about the Routledge Handbook of African Politics - new in paperback - that she has edited with...

The UNHCR is much better than its reputation in Uganda suggests...

The proposed implementation of the Cessation Clause for some Rwandan refugees has prompted fierce debate. Two weeks ago, Will Jones travels to the Nakivale...

Debate: Democracy vs. Authoritarianism in Africa

DiA's Nic Cheeseman went on the BBC's News Day programme to talk about his new book Authoritarian Africa. But the interview quickly evolved into...

Phil Clark on the prosecution of FDLR members in Germany

Last week, a German court found Ignace Murwanashyaka and Straton Musoni from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) guilty of war crimes. We...

Journalists’ pay and conditions in Rwanda

In this blog, Sally Stapleton argues that we must give equal energy to opening space for media voices and improving the quality of the...

Is there a developmental model of the internet emerging in Africa?

In this article, Iginio Gagliardone and Frederick Golooba-Mutebi explore the approach that Rwanda and Ethiopia have been taking towards information and communications technology (ICT), and ask...