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...
Democracy in Africa

From democracy promotion to ‘politically smart’ governance reform in Africa

Rosie Pinnington provides an important critique of the 'politically smart' governance reform that is being adopted by increasing numbers of donors. Rosie is a DPhil...

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...

Africa’s Totalitarian Temptation: The Evolution of Autocratic Regimes

How resilient are popular movements for democracy in the face of a global resurgence of totalitarianism? Does Ethiopia and Sudan demonstrate that whatever appeal...

What we do (not) know about Internet shutdowns in Africa

Internet shutdowns in Africa have become the new normal. In 2019, at least 10 African countries blocked access to the internet, constituting...

Facebook’s ongoing scramble for Africa

In 2016, Facebook’s grand project to ‘connect the unconnected’ was banned in India after a year-long national debate led by digital activists....

Beyond the Dam: Sustaining the Nile Watershed

Ethiopian electrification rates are low, even by African standards. At least 55% of Ethiopians don't have electricity, lagging behind Sudan (40%) and Egypt, which...
The Continent Issue 3

The Continent – brilliant free African journalism

The Continent is a brilliant new venture from Simon Allison and the team at Mail&Guardian. It brings together fantastic writing from African journalists across...

DIA Book Club: Hawks and Doves in Sudan’s Armed Conflict

The DIA Book Club presents insights from Suad Musa’s new book, Hawks and Doves in Sudan’s Armed Conflict (James Currey, 2018). In this blog, she...

DIA Book Club: Human Rights in Africa

We are pleased to present a new feature on the DIA website. The DIA Book Club is a forum for some of the most...