Nic in The Daily Nation

Authoritarian Africa – Watch the Video of Fromagehomme’s new book!

DiA's very own Fromagehomme (aka Prof Nic Cheeseman) has a new book out with Dr Jonathan Fisher called Authoritarian Africa: Repression, Resistance and the...

The lack of trust at the heart of Kenya’s democracy

 In his column for the Daily Nation, Nic Cheeseman explores the issue of trust, and its importance for democracy. Taking a look at Edward...

Recalculating Kenya’s GDP: Kenyans may pay for the appearance of wealth

In his column for the Daily Nation, our Co-Editor Nic Cheeseman argues that rebasing Kenya's GDP is a positive move, which allows the country...

How to respond to terrorist attacks

In his regular column in the Daily Nation, our Co-editor, Nic Cheeseman, takes a look through local and international media responses to the Westgate...

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...

When is it legitimate to break the law? Reflections on the...

Following the recent Bram Fischer Memorial Lecture at the University of Oxford, Nic Cheeseman reflects on when it is legitimate to break the law....

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...

Deconstructing the Magufuli miracle in Tanzania 

Our co-editor Nic Cheeseman takes a look at the rise and rule of Magufuli in Tanzania. He argues that his successes as a populist...

KENYA: Mass resignation of columnists rocks Daily Nation newspaper

  DiA’s Nic Cheeseman and seven other columnists from Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper today resigned their positions in protest at growing censorship and the silencing...

Is rise of middle class good for democracy?

In his fortnightly column for the Daily Nation, Nic Cheeseman asks how we should define 'middle class' - is the common definition of $2...