“So called” Professor Nic Cheeseman causes Zambia controversy

A recent article by DiA's Nic Cheeseman made front page news in Zambia, and was subsequently denounced by the Patriotic Front government. Click through...

Ghana decides: Opposition victory and thoughts for the future

10 December 2017: 12:00pm In our final interview for the elections in Ghana, Nic Cheeseman looks at the emerging result and reflects on the challenges that...

Interview with Fromagehomme about corruption, democracy, and more!

Our very own fromagehomme has been interviewed by the great team at Charter Cities, in a wider ranging discussion that takes in...

The election that no one won

DiA's Nic Cheeseman reviews the latest Kenyan election on 26th October, explains why this is one poll in which on one emerged a winner,...
BBC Focus on Africa, Nigeria Podcast

PODCAST: Was the Nigerian election free and fair?

The Nigerian president election results are out and the incumbent, President Buhari, has conformably defeated his main rival Atiku Abubakar. But does the low turn...

Kenya: the next 12 months…

In his regular column for the Daily Nation our co-editor, Nic Cheeseman, looks into the political crystal ball and lays out his predictions for...

Is Democracy Dying: New BBC radio show asks big questions …

DiA's Nic Cheeseman appears on BBC Radio 4s flagship discussion programme Start the Week to talk about why stories about the death of democracy...

President Goodluck Jonathan under fire as election nears

In this blog, our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman looks at the prospects for an APC victory in Nigeria at the February polls and the rumours of...

Why Kenya needs more MPs like Jean-Marie Seroney

As part of our Twelve Days of Analysis, our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman looks at the life, times, and inspiration of Kenyan MP Jean-Marie Seroney.  Kenya...

Parliaments: freedom’s friend or foe?

In recent years, numerous legislatures across Africa have attacked the very freedoms that we hoped they would defend. What motivates anti-democratic in these institutions?...