By-elections in Kenya

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Kenya’s 2017 elections

  Are you researching the Kenyan elections of 2017? Are you looking for a place to publish your work? If so, then click through for...

The Moral Economy of Elections in Africa – Talk Announcement

The impact of elections in Africa project featuring Professors Nic Cheeseman, Gabrielle Lynch and Justin Willis will launch its findings on Ghana, Kenya and Uganda...

Is devolution in Kenya sustainable?

Decentralisation has been a hot topic in Kenya for years, but are we asking the important questions? In his regular column for the Daily...

New Podcast: Democracy in Africa and how the rules of the...

DiA's Nic Cheeseman talks to Alice Evans about his new book, and how the idea that Africa is "institutionless" has undermined our understanding of...

Professor Nic Cheeseman joins OXFAM!

DiA's founder and editor, Nic Cheeseman, was appointed to the board of Oxfam as a trustee on 6 October. *** Oxfam GB is a world leading...
By-elections in Kenya

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. As the Kenyan...

Zimbabwe commits to “open and early” elections

DiA’s Nic Cheeseman analyses President Mnangagwa’s statement that Zimbabwe should prepare for elections in “four to five months” and asks if they can be...

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

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...

To write or not to write – should this be my...

DiA's Nic Cheeseman discusses global knowledge inequalities, political neutrality and media repression in his latest piece for Kenya's Sunday Nation newspaper, and asks whether he...

International Women’s Day 2018: What is there to celebrate?

DiA's Nic Cheeseman and the University of Birmingham's Jill Steans ask whether there is anything to celebrate on this International Women's Day, and why...