Southern Africa’s liberation movements: Can they abandon old bad habits?

Over the past year, there has been leadership changes in Angola, South Africa and Zimbabwe, but does this leadership renewal signal the renewal of...

The state of democracy in Africa

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman asks how we should define, measure, and systematically understand democracy across the diverse...

Zimbabwe’s historic elections: a case of leopards not changing their spots

As Zimbabwe's main opposition political party dispute the presidential election result, Cheryl Hendricks argues that it's time for political elites to put the interests...

Securing reform? Power sharing and civil-security relations in Kenya and Zimbabwe

 In this blog, Alexander Noyes tells us about his recent research, which explores the relationship between power sharing agreements  and Security Sector Reform (SSR)....

Challenging the attempt to remove Nelson Chamisa as MDC-A president in...

On 30 March, Zimbabwe's Supreme Court has issued a judgement that would effectively remove Nelson Chamisa as the leader of the MDC-A. Although the...

Why Democracy and Authoritarianism Are Both on the Rise in Africa

DiA's own Nic Cheeseman looks at the trends in democracy and authoritarianism in Africa over the last few years, and identifies an increasingly divided...

COVID-19 in Africa: Going Beyond Lockdowns vs. Livelihoods

The COVID-19 outbreak pandemic has rapidly re-shaped ways of life in Africa and across the world. It has destroyed lives, it threatens to undermine...

DIA BOOK CLUB: Violence in African Elections: Between Big Man Politics...

Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs and Jesper Bjarnesen present the key findings from their new edited volume, Violence in African Elections: Between Big Man Politics and...

Internet shutdowns undermine democracy in Africa

Samuel Woodhams explains why the rise of internet shutdowns, despite justification by governments, is threatening to undermine democracy in Africa. *** Since the beginning of 2019,...

#ZimbabweanLivesMatter. 19 Aug. Join the show!

Join us for the next Resistance Bureau show #ZimbabweanLivesMatter Wednesday - August 19 11am New...