Odinga withdraws from Kenyan election

Raila Odinga has withdrawn from the Kenyan election on October 26th, arguing that it is not possible to hold a free and fair contest...

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...

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

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...

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?...

KENYA: Mass resignation of columnists rocks Daily Nation newspaper

  DiA’s Nic Cheeseman and seven other columnists from Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper today resigned their positions in protest at growing censorship and the silencing...

Pressure Mounts on President Buhari

President Buhari might have entered office with a groundswell of support but that support is in danger of fading fast, argues Nic Cheeseman. This...

NEW: How to Rig an Election … now available for pre-order

The much anticipated new book by DiA's Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas, How to Rig an Election, is now available for pre-order. Described as...

Opposition politics in Uganda: what can others learn?

Our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman penned his regular column for the Daily Nation from Uganda this week, where he was watching the general election. In this...

What is going to happen in the Kenyan Elections 2017, and...

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...

The Politics of Participation

Participation is now a constitutional necessity in Kenya, but how should the government approach this new inclusivity? Nic Cheeseman explore the issue, as part...