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Election rigging Western style

In his regular column for Kenya’s Sunday Nation newspaper DiA’s Nic Cheeseman reflects on recent election scandals in the UK, and asks what the West can learn from Africa about electoral manipulation.

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Tanzania – Is parliament waking up?

Michaela Collord investigates recent goings on in Tanzania, and asks whether there is evidence that the legislature is becoming more willing to stand up to President Magufuli.

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Democracy in Africa goes to Leeds …

DiA editor Nic Cheeseman will give the LUCAS Annual Lecture at 16:30 on 16 March 2017, talking about political change in Africa and the case of the Kenyan 2017 elections.

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Join the Democracy in Africa team!

Democracy in Africa, the website and community for people interested in and working on African democracy, is looking to recruit a new Associate Editor. Do you want to join our team?

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How (not) to study Africa

African Affairs has launched a new series of Research Notes and made them freely available, including a new introduction to the study of Africa co-authored by DiA’s Nic Cheeseman.

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The future of African politics

In his latest column for Kenya’s Sunday Nation newspaper, DiA’s Nic Cheeseman looks at the future of Africa and asks if politics will be less “ethnic”, more “issue based” and more democratic in thirty years time.

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Democracy in Africa at the Frontline Club

DiA editor Nic Cheeseman will be speaking on Democracy in Africa, and the recent experience of Gambia, at the Frontline Club in London on Monday 6 March. For more information about the event, and to book tickets, click here

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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 year.

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Call for Proposals: The changing face of electoral manipulation in Africa

ECAS 2017, 29 June-1 July, Basel **Deadline 19 January 2017**

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Update from the Gambia: From the ballot box to the court room?

12 December 2016, 13:00. Maggie Dwyer, Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, joins us to talk through developments in the Gambia, the prospect of the courts and the role of the military. 

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