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...

Power Sharing in Kenya and Zimbabwe

Alexander Noyes, who wrote a dissertation on power-sharing in Kenya and Zimbabwe for the MSc in African Studies at Oxford University, has published an...

Why Mnangagwa will not be another Mugabe

  Arguing against the prevailing view that sees Mnangagwa as a force of continuity rather than change, Michael Gyekye offers an alternative perspective that focusses on...

Zimbabwe’s new cabinet: Balancing patronage and merit?

President Mnangagwa appointed a new cabinet on September 7, 2018. Washington Katema explains the balancing of ethnic, patronage and merit in his cabinet appointments...

Democracy and its (dis)contents

On 5 October 2015, a public discussion was held at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) to debate the recent book by...

Podcast: Does Democracy Work for Africa?

Speaking to RFI's Christina Okello for a brand new documentary, DiA's Professor Nic Cheeseman explains why even in the countries where elections are frequently...

The politics of factionalism in a fractured Zimbabwe

In this blog, Elmond Bandauko from the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute looks at the divisions that are currently defining politics in Zimbabwe. The ZDI is...

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)....

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...

How the UK and US are failing democracy in Africa

DiA’s co-editor Obert Hodzi turns a critical eye on the recent trips to Africa by the British Prime Minister Theresa May and Melania Trump,...