Is WhatsApp Undermining Democracy in Africa?

DiA's own Nic Cheeseman has been conducting research on the impact of WhatsApp with a team from the University of Birmingham and CDD West...

What Africa has to teach the world about democracy

Recent episodes of backsliding in countries such as South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda has led to a resurgence of Afropessimism and the idea that...

Why democracy is better for development than authoritarianism in Africa

DiA's own Nic Cheeseman has spent some of the last couple of months going through the Bertlesmann Transformation Index to understand the implications of...
BBC Focus on Africa, Nigeria Podcast

PODCAST: Was the Nigerian election free and fair?

The Nigerian president election results are out and the incumbent, President Buhari, has conformably defeated his main rival Atiku Abubakar. But does the low turn...

Why there’s a case for giving foreign aid to authoritarian regimes

Should democracies give foreign aid to countries that are not democracies? That’s the topic I will be debating with leading thinkers from Islamic Relief,...

Watch Now! @fromagehomme on How to Rig An Election (Without Getting...

To celebrate the re-launch of DiA, we are delighted to share with you Professor Nic Cheeseman's inaugural lecture at the University of Birmingham. The...

Can we protect elections by using new technology?

In a hot off the press - and open access - journal article in Democratization, DiA's Nic Cheeseman argues that the introduction of new...

Democracy in Conversation

In a wide ranging interview, Régis Marzin quizzes Nic Cheeseman about democracy in Africa, colonial legacies, and the prospects for democratization. The interview is available in both French...

Is Democracy Dying: New BBC radio show asks big questions …

DiA's Nic Cheeseman appears on BBC Radio 4s flagship discussion programme Start the Week to talk about why stories about the death of democracy...

PODCAST: How to Rig an Election Book Talk

Listen to DiA's Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas set out the big ideas from their new book at their talk at the LSE earlier this...