Why social media activists face an uphill struggle in Zimbabwe

Long considered economically and socially underdeveloped compared with the rest of the world, Africa has in recent years emerged as an important...

Protest, pastors and the courts in Zimbabwe

Sara Rich Dorman reflects on recent development in the #ThisFlag movement, including the release of Pastor Evan Mawarire. Placing developments in their broader political...

Watch the #ZimbabweanLivesMatter Resistance Bureau show!

Our sister discussion space and podcast, the Resistance Bureau, just had one of its best ever shows. Thandekile Moyo, Alex Magaisa, Jestina...

Mugabe and Maputo: the consequences of SADC’s communiqué

In this opinion piece, Pedzisai Ruhanya looks at the shifting political landscape in Zimbabwe. He argues that Mugabe's recent machinations have backfired at a...

Zimbabwe’s Predatory State: Party, Military and Business

In this article, Jabusile Shumba discusses his recently published book: Zimbabwe’s predatory state: Party, military and business. He argues that the voracious modes of...

Zimbabwe: How Robert Mugabe squandered a “Mandela-esque” legacy

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe remains one of Africa's most intriguing and controversial leaders. As part of our popular "Book Club" series, Martin Plaut...

The Chamisa Effect – and the hope for a New Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's main opposition party is seeking to build on the momentum it generated during the 2018 presidential election. DiA's very own Obert Hodzi reflects...

The War Vets turn on ‘Mr Mugabe’

Sara Rich Dorman explores the recent actions of war vets in Zimbabwe, and asks what the future holds for 'Mr Mugabe'. Sara is a lecturer...
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...

A year of illusions: Five things we learnt about democracy in...

Professor Nic Cheeseman's traditional review of the year, which analyses some of the main developments on the continent in 2017 and looks ahead to the prospects...