Decentralization, elections, and ODM in Kenya

The next Kenyan elections will be some of the most complicated ever held as a result of the introduction of a new ‘decentralized’ political...

#BookClub: Rural Democracy – Elections and Development in Africa

In the latest in our popular #bookclub feature, Robin Harding shares the key insights of his important and path-breaking book Rural Democracy. How have African...

The State of Democracy in Africa

DiA's Nic Cheeseman is taking the day off to celebrate his 40th birthday, so to mark the occasion we thought we would re-post one...

How African countries respond to fake news and hate speech

There has been little research into the regulation targeting fake news and hate speech in Africa, and the role state institutions play...

OUT NOW: Eight brilliant Op-Eds from the Africa Comment Prize!

We are proud to present the finalists for the inaugural The Continent/Democracy in Africa Comment Prize! After receiving an incredible 342...

From the Cold War to M-Pesa: events that have shaped Kenya’s...

In this article for the Daily Nation, Nic Cheeseman and Daniel Branch analysis some of the key moments in Kenya's political history. Daniel Branch is...

Join the new “Ideas in African Politics” Network now!

You are invited to join a new research network study of the history and impact of African political thought. The name for...

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...

#BookClub: Power and the Presidency in Kenya

In the latest in our popular #BookClub feature, Anaïs Angelo reveals the most significant lessons of her fascinating new book Power and the Presidency:...

DIA BOOK CLUB: We do not have borders: Greater Somalia and...

As EU countries and the United States fortify their borders against refugees and illegal immigrants, Keren Weitzberg explores in her new book, We do...