Seeing Like a Citizen: Decolonization, Development, and the Making of Kenya,...

What is the nature of postcolonial citizenship? How have ordinary people fashioned citizenship in the postcolonial period? Read Kara Moskowitz's candid explanation of how...

Latest analysis of the Kenyan elections from Nic Cheeseman on BBC...

Five minute interview on the current situation in Kenya, covering the results, unrest and the political outlook. Filmed at 20:00 on 12 August 2017....

Is rise of middle class good for democracy?

In his fortnightly column for the Daily Nation, Nic Cheeseman asks how we should define 'middle class' - is the common definition of $2...

Podcast: How to Kill a Democracy

In a new documentary for the BBC, DiA's very own Nic Cheeseman was interviewed about the most effective ways to kill a democracy, and...

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...

How fighting fake news hurts free spech

Governments across the world are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside the mountain of related challenges, fake news has become a source...
Credit: The MV Liemba trading with locals on its way to Kigoma, Tanzania/Maximillian Köster

The African Continental Free Trade Area: A Catalyst for Development?

In July 2019 Nigeria finally signed the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, after it had pulled out days before the signing was due. Now...

What are the prospects for violence as Kenya’s elections approach?

DiA Editor Nic Cheeseman speaks to Bright Blue about the forthcoming general elections in Kenya, and whether we are likely to see a repeat of...

What can we learn from the secession trend?

In his latest column for the Daily Nation, co-editor Nic Cheeseman asks what Kenya can learn from the recent spate of secession attempts -...

Power Sharing in Kenya and Zimbabwe

Alexander Noyes, who wrote a dissertation on power-sharing in Kenya and Zimbabwe for the MSc in African Studies at Oxford University, has published an...