Deconstructing the Magufuli miracle in Tanzania 

Our co-editor Nic Cheeseman takes a look at the rise and rule of Magufuli in Tanzania. He argues that his successes as a populist...

How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa

An important site for accountability and representation, or for censorship, fake news and polarisation? George Ogola unpacks how new media platforms have impacted dialogue...

How to make friends and influence people

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, Co-Editor Nic Cheeseman looks at how Kenya's government can better capture the support and trust of...

#GambiaRising: Big protests rock the small nation

Our co-editor, SJ Cooper-Knock, takes a look at the protests erupting in the Gambia over the past few weeks. Could this be the beginning of...

Africa in 2017: The political road ahead

Nic Cheeseman reflects on some of the discussions emerging from the recent Royal African Society event 'Africa in 2017: Prospects and Forecasts' at the...

Uganda: Election secured, support uncertain.

Following Museveni's electoral victory Michaela Collord asks: How much support does Uganda's president really have? Michaela is a PhD candidate in politics at the University...

The Uses and Abuses of Social Media in Africa

A recent conference at the University of Edinburgh went "Beyond the Hashtag" to explore the impact of social media in Africa. Don't worry if...

An executive death threat

Michaela Collord focuses in on Zambia, where President Edgar Lungu recently threatened a prominent newspaper editor. She argues that this move on serves to...

The hidden costs of social media in African elections – the...

Some say social media is killing democracy. But others counter that social media is making politics more inclusive and accountable. What does the evidence...

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...