President Zuma escapes censure for no show in South Africa

In this post, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman explores recent events in South Africa's National Assembly, which led to a motion to censure President Jacob Zuma....

The gender gap in Kenya – taking stock and moving forward

In his column for the Daily Nation our co-editor, Nic Cheeseman, argues that Kenya needs to improve its performance on gender issues. Whilst it is...

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...

Do Kenyan women get a fair deal?

Kenya is a mass of contradictions when it comes to gender, argues our co-editor Nic Cheeseman. So how well are women faring in terms...

The Moral Economy of Elections in Africa is out now!

The Moral Economy of Elections in Africa, the new book by DiA's very own Nic Cheeseman and his colleagues Gabrielle Lynch and...

Latest analysis of the Kenyan elections from Nic Cheeseman on BBC...

Five minute interview on the current situation in Kenya, covering the results, unrest and the political outlook. Filmed at 20:00 on 12 August 2017....

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...

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...

DEMOCRACY CAPTURE & THE SHADOW STATE IN AFRICA – DOWNLOAD THE...

On World Democracy Day, 15 September 2021, the Centre for Democratic Development and Democracy in Africa will join forces to release two...

Why there’s a case for giving foreign aid to authoritarian regimes

Should democracies give foreign aid to countries that are not democracies? That’s the topic I will be debating with leading thinkers from Islamic Relief,...