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...

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...

Professor Nic Cheeseman joins OXFAM!

DiA's founder and editor, Nic Cheeseman, was appointed to the board of Oxfam as a trustee on 6 October. *** Oxfam GB is a world leading...

To write or not to write – should this be my...

DiA's Nic Cheeseman discusses global knowledge inequalities, political neutrality and media repression in his latest piece for Kenya's Sunday Nation newspaper, and asks whether he...

The election that no one won

DiA's Nic Cheeseman reviews the latest Kenyan election on 26th October, explains why this is one poll in which on one emerged a winner,...

President Lungu health worries

In this post, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman reports on the health worries facing President Lungu in Zambia, comparing the handling of this last health...

A year of illusions: Five things we learnt about democracy in...

Professor Nic Cheeseman's traditional review of the year, which analyses some of the main developments on the continent in 2017 and looks ahead to the prospects...

Nic Cheeseman launches his new book ‘Democracy in Africa’

This week marked the launch of our co-editor Nic Cheeseman's exciting new text 'Democracy in Africa'. Here, he tells us more about this important contribution...

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...

What Africa has to teach the world about democracy

Recent episodes of backsliding in countries such as South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda has led to a resurgence of Afropessimism and the idea that...