Why Kenya’s Supreme Court Can’t Solve the Country’s Electoral Crisis

DiA's Nic Cheeseman, Gabrielle Lynch and Justin Willis look at Kenya's judiciary and explore the impact of their nullification of the election of 8...

New Podcast: Democracy in Africa and how the rules of the...

DiA's Nic Cheeseman talks to Alice Evans about his new book, and how the idea that Africa is "institutionless" has undermined our understanding of...

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...

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...

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...

Authoritarian Africa – Watch the Video of Fromagehomme’s new book!

DiA's very own Fromagehomme (aka Prof Nic Cheeseman) has a new book out with Dr Jonathan Fisher called Authoritarian Africa: Repression, Resistance and the...

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...

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...
The Continent Issue 3

The Continent – brilliant free African journalism

The Continent is a brilliant new venture from Simon Allison and the team at Mail&Guardian. It brings together fantastic writing from African journalists across...

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...