LONG READ: Problematizing the Democratic Imperative – The challenge of transition...

DiA occasionally publishes long reads which allow writers to go into depth on a topic of particular significance. This piece by E.A....

Adapting to climate change while combatting COVID-19 in East Africa

The race to contain the COVID-19 pandemic comes against the backdrop of the worldwide need to adapt to climate change, which remains...
Breakfast for Democracy How to Clean an Election Discussion with Nic Cheeseman

How to clean an election

DiA's Nic Cheeseman joined Svein-Erik Helle (UiB) for a fascinating discussion of how to fight back against electoral manipulation as part of the Breaking Bad...

#BookClub: How do refugees cope with the difficulties of life in...

All around the world refugees leave their homes due to violent conflicts and seek safety in neighbouring countries. Yet flight does not...

#BookClub: East Africa After Liberation

In the latest in our popular #BookClub feature, Jonathan Fisher reveals the most significant lessons of  his important new book East Africa After Liberation. To...

An interview with Kizza Besigye: part one

Dr Kizza Besigye has been the leading opposition candidate in the last three Ugandan Presidential elections, twice as president of the Forum for Democratic...

President Museveni buying loyalty of newly elected MPs in Uganda

Following Museveni’s electoral victory earlier this year, Michaela Collord asks how the controversial leader is securing support. Michaela is a PhD candidate in politics at...
From Pews to Politics

#BookClub: Religion and Politics in Africa

A new book, From Pews to Politics,  by Gwyneth McClendon and Rachel Beatty Riedl, reveals what Christian pastors preach to their flock, how denominations...

Done with one election, on to the next: Museveni looks to...

This has been a tumultuous year for Ugandan President Museveni. In her regular column on Presidential Power, Michaela Collord casts the spotlight on Museveni as he...

Uganda: Election secured, support uncertain.

Following Museveni's electoral victory Michaela Collord asks: How much support does Uganda's president really have? Michaela is a PhD candidate in politics at the University...