Is WhatsApp Undermining Democracy in Africa?

There is growing concern about the potential for the message and media sharing platform WhatsApp to undermine democracy in a number of countries across...

Cambridge Analytica in Africa: Don’t Believe (All) the Hype

DiA's Nic Cheeseman looks at whether "big data" can swing African elections, and debunks some of the claims made for Cambridge Analytica in a new...

“Fresh” Kenyan election results now in !

Click through for the results of the "fresh" Kenyan election of 26th October 2017, broken down by county, with a note on how the...

Kenyan election: Only compromise between parties can guarantee poll

Fresh analysis from Nic Cheeseman of the upcoming presidential election in Kenya, scheduled for 26 October. Can a credible poll be organized in time,...
By-elections in Kenya

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Kenya’s 2017 elections

  Are you researching the Kenyan elections of 2017? Are you looking for a place to publish your work? If so, then click through for...

Why Africa should not follow the “Rwandan” model

DiA's Nic Cheeseman gets fed up with people telling him that other African countries could do better if they followed the Rwandan model, and sets out...

Five things we have learned about African democracy

Nic Cheeseman discusses five things that we have learned about African democracy in the last twelve months, and what they mean for the next...

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...

Xenophobia and the elusive Pan African dream

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, Nic Cheeseman reflects on the latest wave of xenophobia attacks that have spread across South Africa,...

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...