The Moral Economy of Elections in Africa – Talk Announcement

The impact of elections in Africa project featuring Professors Nic Cheeseman, Gabrielle Lynch and Justin Willis will launch its findings on Ghana, Kenya and Uganda...
By-elections in Kenya

Are elections bad for you?

DiA's Nic Cheeseman discusses the broader impact of political competition - uncertainty, stress, and worse - and asks whether elections are bad for you. As the Kenyan...

What next for Zimbabwe?

Prof Nic Cheeseman looks at the options for the new government, assesses the pros and cons of elections versus some form of power sharing,...
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...

#SaloneDecides: Will new parties end Sierra Leone’s two-party dominance?

Does the emergence of two new political parties make it harder for any one party to establish dominance, and render a transfer of power more likely...

Poor services do not dent rural African voter trust

Nic Cheeseman and Hannah Waddilove share with us their recent findings on rural voters in Africa for Oxford Analytica. How important are rural voters? Do...

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...

President Kenyatta’s Anti-Corruption Drive Falters

Nic Cheeseman updates us on recent developments in Kenya, which have left commentators pessimistic about Kenyatta's early push to eliminate corruption. President Jomo Kenyatta has...

Democratic breakthroughs in Africa: time to celebrate but worries still linger

With International Day of Democracy on 15th September, Nic Cheeseman takes stock of key trends and developments across sub-Saharan Africa. ***** Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham There...

48 opposition MPs suspended in Zambia, as IMF props up government

DiA's Nic Cheeseman responds to the news that 48 opposition MPs have been suspended as Zambia begins to finalise an economic rescue package with...