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The role and impact of misinformation in Kenya’s 2022 elections

Watch the recent roundtable on the role and impact of misinformation in Kenya's general elections, a joint event between Strathmore University and...

Watch! Monday 26 Sept 2:00-4:00. Misinformation and Kenya’s 2022 general elections

Join the workshop on misinformation and the Kenyan elections. All welcome on Zoom. Register by clicking...

WATCH! Interview with the Carter Centre’s Ben Graham Jones on their...

The Carter Centre released its preliminary report on the Kenyan Presidential Election 2022 on 8 September 2022. The expert mission focussed primarily...

Fact checking claims of rigging in Kenya’s 2022 presidential election +...

Note: this is a copy of @fromagehomme's Twitter thread here. For official fact checking organisations see @AfricaCheck_KE, @BBCFactCheck, @pigafirimbi and @debunkdotmedia. For...
Alex Magaisa

Obituary. Alex Magaisa: Teacher, Mentor, Ally, Inspiration

Nic Cheeseman has written an obituary of his friend and Colleague Alex Magaisa for the Guardian newspaper. To read it click here....

Why ideas and ideologies matter for politics in Africa

Political ideas and ideologies shape how leaders behave and are central to efforts to legitimise the exercise of power. From Donald Trump’s...

How NOT to rig an election: Zambia’s dodgy opinion poll

Opinion polls play an important role in elections. They don't just tell us who might win - they may also create "bandwagoning"...

Remembering Africa’s Last Philosopher King: Kenneth Kaunda Obituary

DiA's own Professor Nic Cheeseman and Sishuwa Sishuwa have written a political obituary of Zambia's "founding father" and first president Kenneth Kaunda,...

The Conflict in Ethiopia Calls Into Question Authoritarian Aid

The conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region is a tragedy for the citizens caught up in the fighting. It also threatens to...

PODCAST: Fromagehomme on #DigitalDemocracy in Africa

Professor Nic Cheeseman was interviewed about digital democracy in Africa on the Voice of the Cape radio station in South Africa.