Author Archives: Nic Cheeseman

Quarter of election forms still missing in Kenya, as election petition deadline looms

As the deadline for evidence to be submitted to the Supreme Court for an election petition draws near, thousands of the form 34As that confirm the result at the polling station level are still missing from the electoral commission’s online portal.

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Latest analysis of the Kenyan elections from Nic Cheeseman on BBC News

Five minute interview on the current situation in Kenya, covering the results, unrest and the political outlook. Filmed at 20:00 on 12 August 2017. Click through for the video.

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#Kenyadecides2017: analysis and live updates

DiA’s Nic Cheeseman, who is on the ground in Nairobi, will be posting live updates throughout the day as the tallying process descends into controversy in Nairobi in a close and hotly contested election.

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Kenya’s elections are much more than just a ruthless game of thrones

Polls indicate that Kenya’s elections are too close to call, while the election will be the most expensive in history. To explain this, Justin Willis, Gabrielle Lynch and Nic Cheeseman evaluate the moral economy of the elections.

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What are the prospects for violence as Kenya’s elections approach?

DiA Editor Nic Cheeseman speaks to Bright Blue about the forthcoming general elections in Kenya, and whether we are likely to see a repeat of the post-election violence a decade on from 2007.

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Are elections bad for you?

DiA’s Nic Cheeseman discusses the broader impact of political competition – uncertainty, stress, and worse – and asks whether elections are bad for you.

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What is going to happen in the Kenyan Elections 2017, and what do they mean for the country?

Who is ahead in the Kenyan election campaign, what does it tells us about Kenyan politics, and what does this mean for the country’s future? Latest analysis of the Kenyan polls ahead of voting day on 8 August by Justin Willis, Nic Cheeseman and Gabrielle Lynch. Click though for the free to download PDF.

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President Museveni and the battle over presidential age limits in Uganda

Michaela Collord analyses President Museveni’s efforts to remove the constitutional age limit so that he can stand for office once again at the next election … and maybe the one after that …

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The race for Nairobi, and the rise and rise of Mike Sonko

DiA’s Nic Cheeseman reflects on the battle for the Governorship of Nairobi and asks whether the populist outside Mike Sonko can take the seat and go on to one day become president.

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Lungu tries to have his cake and eat it: a state of emergency in all but name

DiA’s Nic Cheeseman reflects on President Lungu’s decision (not to) call a State of Emergency, and where his assumption of greater executive power leaves the state of democracy in Zambia.

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