Kenya: Thanking the Lord for power, control, and dropped charges at...

Following a recent thanksgiving ceremony to celebrate the ICC's charges being dropped, Gregory Deacon explores the relationship between religion and politics in Kenya. Gregory is an independent...

Real governance and practical norms in Sub-Sahara Africa: The game of...

Tom De Herdt and Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan tell us about their latest book, which enables us to study how public institutions function in everyday life across...

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...

Lessons from the US elections for Africa and beyond

In October, three African countries – Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, and Tanzania – conducted elections that were marred by administrative chaos, acts of...

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...

Why Africa should not follow the “Rwandan” model

DiA's Nic Cheeseman gets fed up with people telling him that other African countries could do better if they followed the Rwandan model, and sets out...

What next for Zimbabwe?

Prof Nic Cheeseman looks at the options for the new government, assesses the pros and cons of elections versus some form of power sharing,...

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...

Five things we have learned about African democracy

Nic Cheeseman discusses five things that we have learned about African democracy in the last twelve months, and what they mean for the next...

Interventions and the (de)stabilizing of sovereignty in Africa

In this post,  Nina Wilén tells us about her new book 'Justifying Interventions in Africa: (de)stabilizing sovereignty in Liberia, Burundi, and the Congo. Nina...