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...

My first election day: The visual voices of Kenya’s 2013 elections

In this post, Martin Skrydstrup tells us about 'My First Election Day', a project that he conceived and directed around Kenya's 2013 elections. As...

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...
Credit: The MV Liemba trading with locals on its way to Kigoma, Tanzania/Maximillian Köster

The African Continental Free Trade Area: A Catalyst for Development?

In July 2019 Nigeria finally signed the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, after it had pulled out days before the signing was due. Now...

Remembering those lost in Kenya this month

Jennifer Brass joins our Co-Editor Nic Cheeseman this fortnight in The Daily Nation. Their column is dedicated to the memory of those who died...

Uhuru cannot start planning second term yet

Some commentators are claiming that the Jubilee Party have the 2017 in the bag. Taking a look at both the history of past parties...

Routledge Handbook of African Politics: now in paperback (win a copy...

  In this blog, Andrea Scheibler tells us about the Routledge Handbook of African Politics - new in paperback - that she has edited with...

Environmental Conflict andHow to Resolve It

Is the world entering a new era of violent conflict, not necessarily propelled by ethnic differences, fanatic ideologies or nation-building wars, but rather as...

Power Sharing in Kenya and Zimbabwe

Alexander Noyes, who wrote a dissertation on power-sharing in Kenya and Zimbabwe for the MSc in African Studies at Oxford University, has published an...