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...

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...

International Women’s Day 2018: What is there to celebrate?

DiA's Nic Cheeseman and the University of Birmingham's Jill Steans ask whether there is anything to celebrate on this International Women's Day, and why...

KENYA: Class, ethnicity and the Kenyatta/ Odinga deal

DiA's Nic Cheeseman investigates the latest deal between opposition leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta, and asks whose interests are being looked after *** It...

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...

DiA Mentorship Scheme: Apply Now!

Professor Nic Cheeseman is launching a new mentorship scheme through Democracy in Africa for young commentators and journalists from East Africa who would like career...

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...

Why democracy is better for development than authoritarianism in Africa

DiA's own Nic Cheeseman has spent some of the last couple of months going through the Bertlesmann Transformation Index to understand the implications of...

Why development is the best way to win elections

In his column for the Daily Nation, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman argues that those who wish to gain and hold onto power in Kenya...

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...