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As the terrible abduction of journalist Hopewell Chin'ono in Zimbabwe demonstrates, free speech and civil liberties are under threat in Africa during the pandemic. The...

#BookClub: The Crisis of Democracy in Zambia

In the latest in our popular #BookClub feature, Tinenenji Banda, Marja Hinfelaar, O'Brien Kaaba and Muna Ndulo use their important new book Democracy and Electoral Politics...

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...
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...
Adventures in Zambian Politics: A Story in Black and White

#BookClub: A review of Guy Scott’s Autobiography

As part of our popular #BookClub series, Timothy Wild reviews the autobiography of Guy Scott, Adventures in Zambian Politics: A Story in Black and White....

Is religion helping or hurting Africa’s fight against COVID-19?

As the COVID-19 global pandemic spreads around the world, some societies have been quick to adjust and others have been a source of public...

Compassion vs. coercion: Protecting lives & enhancing legitimacy in COVID-19 Africa

As cases of coronavirus rise across Africa, there is growing recognition that the pandemic could evolve into a crisis not just of health and...
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...

Authoritarian Africa – Watch the Video of Fromagehomme’s new book!

DiA's very own Fromagehomme (aka Prof Nic Cheeseman) has a new book out with Dr Jonathan Fisher called Authoritarian Africa: Repression, Resistance and the...

The coming debt crisis? How African states borrow, and who they...

There is growing concern about the level of debt accumulated by countries such as Ghana and Zambia. In the latest in our popular Book...