Why some Anti-Corruption Campaigns do More Harm than Good

Donors and civil society groups spend tens of millions of dollars every year trying to combat corruption. They do it because corruption has been...

Ghana decides: Rumours of rigging and opposition optimism

Wednesday 7th December, 15:30pm. In our second interview with Co-Editor Nic Cheeseman on the elections in Ghana, we talk about the opposition's growing confidence in their...

Save the Afrobarometer: Why African opinion polls are so important

Our Co-editor, Nic Cheeseman, highlights the uncertain fate of the Afro-barometer and explains why its closure would be such a great loss to academics...

Is African Democracy in Crisis?

Join the debate as Professor Nic Cheeseman gives a TLI Signature Lecture at 4:30pm on Wednesday 31 January in London, click through for a...

The race for Nairobi, and the rise and rise of Mike...

DiA's Nic Cheeseman reflects on the battle for the Governorship of Nairobi and asks whether the populist outside Mike Sonko can take the seat...

Launching the Midlands African Studies Hub (MASH)

A new research network is being set up in the Midlands region of the UK to promote the study of Africa and enable researchers...

What does it mean to be Kenyan?

The question of identity has always been both a sensitive and a complicated question, particularly in Kenya. Now, the thorny issue has been taken...

How to Rig an Election

The new book from DiA's Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas has been making headlines, with a front page cover story for the Spectator and...

President Zuma escapes censure for no show in South Africa

In this post, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman explores recent events in South Africa's National Assembly, which led to a motion to censure President Jacob Zuma....

Zimbabwe commits to “open and early” elections

DiA’s Nic Cheeseman analyses President Mnangagwa’s statement that Zimbabwe should prepare for elections in “four to five months” and asks if they can be...