Rising inequality in the Global South: Time to focus on the...

In this blog, co-editor Nic Cheeseman and Winnie Byanyima announce plans for a symposium to focus on tackling inequality in the global south. Nic...

KENYA: Class, ethnicity and the Kenyatta/ Odinga deal

DiA's Nic Cheeseman investigates the latest deal between opposition leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta, and asks whose interests are being looked after *** It...

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...

To succeed, Uhuru must look and act like a Prince.

  In this column  for the Daily Nation our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman uses Robert Jackson and Carl Rosberg's work on leadership in Africa to ask: ...

Lessons from Nigeria’s ‘war on terror’

In his latest column for the Daily Nation, our Co-editor, Nic Cheeseman, asks what Kenya can learn from Nigeria's attempts to tackle Boko Haram....

“Fresh” Kenyan election results now in !

Click through for the results of the "fresh" Kenyan election of 26th October 2017, broken down by county, with a note on how the...

Understanding the lessons of Kenya’s 2017 elections

What does the Kenyan election of 2017 have to tell us about the capacity of the country's constitution to reduce winner-takes-all dynamics and promote...

Democratic breakthroughs in Africa: time to celebrate but worries still linger

With International Day of Democracy on 15th September, Nic Cheeseman takes stock of key trends and developments across sub-Saharan Africa. ***** Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham There...

In memory of Joel Barkan, a scholar who believed in Kenya’s...

Following the sad news of Joel Barkan's death, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman reflects on his life and his contribution to the study of Kenya....

Nothing compares to free speech

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman writes about the importance of freedom speech: as a liberty to be defended...