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Higher Education in Africa: Four Key Challenges

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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 Higher Education: Investment, academic freedom, accessibility and inclusivity. This column marks the launch of DiA’s Decolonising the University Reading List, which can be found here.

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Democracy in Africa and how to improve it

Editor: Nic Cheeseman

In his regular blog for the Daily Nation, Co-Editor Nic Cheeseman teams up with Alexander Noyes to explore the cases of Burundi and Burkina Faso, who seem to occupy the ‘murky middle ground’ when it comes to democratisation in Africa, and ask what role constitutions have to play in improving the chances of democracy in […]

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The Politics of Participation

Editor: Nic Cheeseman

Participation is now a constitutional necessity in Kenya, but how should the government approach this new inclusivity? Nic Cheeseman explore the issue, as part of his regular column for the Daily Nation. 

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How to make friends and influence people

Editor: Nic Cheeseman

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 its citizens, and what they can learn from the successes of Lagos, in Nigeria.

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The state of democracy in Africa

Editor: Nic Cheeseman

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman asks how we should define, measure, and systematically understand democracy across the diverse continent of Africa, and beyond. 

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Is devolution in Kenya sustainable?

Editor: Nic Cheeseman

Decentralisation has been a hot topic in Kenya for years, but are we asking the important questions? In his regular column for the Daily Nation, our Co-Editor Nic Cheeseman investigates.

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

Editor: Nic Cheeseman

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 limits and ask what factors can encourage leaders to respect restrictions on their time in office.

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Xenophobia and the elusive Pan African dream

Editor: Nic Cheeseman

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, Nic Cheeseman reflects on the latest wave of xenophobia attacks that have spread across South Africa, explores the drivers of this violence, and asks what the lessons and implications are for both country and continent.

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Why development is the best way to win elections

Nic Cheeseman

In his column for the Daily Nation, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman argues that those who wish to gain and hold onto power in Kenya should concentrate on local development. Development, rather than ethnicity or personal weatlh and status will pay off at the polls.

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Do Kenyan women get a fair deal?

Editor: Nic Cheeseman

Kenya is a mass of contradictions when it comes to gender, argues our co-editor Nic Cheeseman. So how well are women faring in terms of education, political participation, health, and economic opportunity? And what can be done to ensure that their prospects improve in coming years? 

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