Debating for peace: can Kenya’s TV debate lessen the chances of...

In this opinion piece, Tim Wigmore argues that the TV debate in Kenya could have increased the important of programmatic politics in the forthcoming...

Kenyan Supreme Court full judgement and opinions now in – read...

The full judgement of the Kenyan Supreme Court, including its explanation for the decision to declare the 8 August election null and void is...

Are newspapers on their way out?

With a new series on media and democracy in the pipeline at DiA, our co-editor ponders the future of newspapers in Kenya and beyond. The...

Securing reform? Power sharing and civil-security relations in Kenya and Zimbabwe

 In this blog, Alexander Noyes tells us about his recent research, which explores the relationship between power sharing agreements  and Security Sector Reform (SSR)....

Presidential debates in Kenya: give ‘em the old razzle dazzle

In this blog, Natalie Moss explores Kenya's 2013 electoral debates and their coverage in the media: what can we learn from the ways in...
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...

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...

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...

Reflecting back, looking forward: Katy Long

1. Tell us a bit about yourself, and your area of interest.  I’m currently a lecturer in International Development at the Univeristy of Edinburgh.   My...