International Women’s Day 2018: What is there to celebrate?

DiA's Nic Cheeseman and the University of Birmingham's Jill Steans ask whether there is anything to celebrate on this International Women's Day, and why...

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...

Overstating the state: Gacaca, government control and citizen agency in Rwanda

In this post, Phil Clark argues that we need to move beyond the idea that citizens in Rwanda only acquiesce to, or resist, state...

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...
Rwanda: From Genocide to Precarious Peace/Credit: Aubrey Graham

Book Club: How to Write about Post-Genocide Rwanda

How effective has the process of nation, state and peace-building been in Rwanda under President Paul Kagame? And what is the best way to...

The hypocrisy of the Western aid regime

As part of our popular Book Club series, Tobias Hagmann and Filip Reyntjens discuss the key lessons from their powerful publication Aid and Authoritarianism: Development...

Rudasingwa On Why People Become Apologists for Kagame’s Regime in Rwanda

My name is Theogene Rudasingwa, and I appreciate Sir Edward Clay’s review of Michela Wrong’s book “Do not Disturb. I am one of...

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...

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...

#Book Club: Edward Clay Reviews Michela Wrong’s Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad, by Michela Wrong, London, Fourth Estate, 1 April...