Togo’s uncertain path to democracy

David argues that for anti-government protests in Togo to achieve genuine democratic change they should have two essential ingredients - a pro-democratic military and...
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...

The state of democracy in Africa

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman asks how we should define, measure, and systematically understand democracy across the diverse...

Soldiers in Revolt: Army mutinies in Africa

  In this article, Maggie Dwyer look at mutinies in Africa from those that were involved - essential reading in view of recent events in...

Done with one election, on to the next: Museveni looks to...

This has been a tumultuous year for Ugandan President Museveni. In her regular column on Presidential Power, Michaela Collord casts the spotlight on Museveni as he...

Is devolution in Kenya sustainable?

Decentralisation has been a hot topic in Kenya for years, but are we asking the important questions? In his regular column for the Daily...
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 does Zuma’s resignation mean for South Africa?

Alex Beresford provides a short and sweet analysis of the outlook for South Africa following the fall of Jacob Zuma and the rise of Cyril...

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...

Understanding the politics and process of decentralisation in Kenya

Decentralisation has been a hot topic in studies of democratisation and development in recent years. The devolution process in Kenya, however, has received relatively little...