The Politics of Participation

Participation is now a constitutional necessity in Kenya, but how should the government approach this new inclusivity? Nic Cheeseman explore the issue, as part...

Cambridge Analytica in Africa: Don’t Believe (All) the Hype

DiA's Nic Cheeseman looks at whether "big data" can swing African elections, and debunks some of the claims made for Cambridge Analytica in a new...

Opposition politics in Uganda: what can others learn?

Our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman penned his regular column for the Daily Nation from Uganda this week, where he was watching the general election. In this...

No shortcuts to holistic growth – invest in education

In his fortnightly column for the Daily Nation, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman explores the importance of education for the developmental and democratic future of Kenya. Regular...

Nkurunziza must leave before he gets any more blood on his...

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, our Co-Editor Nic Cheeseman uses the case of Burundi to emphasise the danger of undermining term...

NEW PODCAST: How to rig an election

What is the best way to rig an election? How is this changing with new technology? How can we stop authoritarian leaders from getting...

Higher Education in Africa: Four Key Challenges

In his regular column for the Daily Nation Co-Editor Nic Cheeseman joins forces with Co-Editor SJ Cooper-Knock to explore the key challenges in African...

President Lungu: the reluctant democrat

Nic Cheeseman, our co-editor, explores political developments in Zambia and asks whether recent constitutional changes are indicative of democratic progress or democratic backsliding. To the...

KENYA: Mass resignation of columnists rocks Daily Nation newspaper

  DiA’s Nic Cheeseman and seven other columnists from Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper today resigned their positions in protest at growing censorship and the silencing...

President Goodluck Jonathan under fire as election nears

In this blog, our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman looks at the prospects for an APC victory in Nigeria at the February polls and the rumours of...