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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. *****

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Biafran unrest and the shrinking national cake: what prospects for Nigeria?

Leila Demarest analyses how the failure of the South-East Development Commission Bill highlights an increasingly fragile fiscal pact in Nigeria.

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Democratic Republic of Congo’s negotiated democracy

With elections nowhere in sight and with President Kabila clinging onto power despite his mandate having expired in December 2016, Ilunga Mpyana analyses the historical precursors to the country’s political impasse in order to ascertain the best way forward.

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Quarter of election forms still missing in Kenya, as election petition deadline looms

As the deadline for evidence to be submitted to the Supreme Court for an election petition draws near, thousands of the form 34As that confirm the result at the polling station level are still missing from the electoral commission’s online portal.

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

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. Click through for the video.

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#Kenyadecides2017: analysis and live updates

DiA’s Nic Cheeseman, who is on the ground in Nairobi, will be posting live updates throughout the day as the tallying process descends into controversy in Nairobi in a close and hotly contested election.

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Kenya’s elections are much more than just a ruthless game of thrones

Polls indicate that Kenya’s elections are too close to call, while the election will be the most expensive in history. To explain this, Justin Willis, Gabrielle Lynch and Nic Cheeseman evaluate the moral economy of the elections.

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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 the post-election violence a decade on from 2007.

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Are elections bad for you?

DiA’s Nic Cheeseman discusses the broader impact of political competition – uncertainty, stress, and worse – and asks whether elections are bad for you.

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What is going to happen in the Kenyan Elections 2017, and what do they mean for the country?

Who is ahead in the Kenyan election campaign, what does it tells us about Kenyan politics, and what does this mean for the country’s future? Latest analysis of the Kenyan polls ahead of voting day on 8 August by Justin Willis, Nic Cheeseman and Gabrielle Lynch. Click though for the free to download PDF.

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