Nic in The Daily Nation

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 villagers love Uhuru and urbanites don’t back him

In his bi-monthly column for The Daily Nation, our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman asks what the latest Ipsos Synovate poll can tell us about Kenyan...

Interview with Fromagehomme about corruption, democracy, and more!

Our very own fromagehomme has been interviewed by the great team at Charter Cities, in a wider ranging discussion that takes in...

It is time to defend the freedoms bestowed by the constitution...

In his regular column for the Daily Nation, Nic Cheeseman argues that the freedoms enshrined within the Kenyan constitution are currently under threat from...

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...

Why Kenya needs more MPs like Jean-Marie Seroney

As part of our Twelve Days of Analysis, our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman looks at the life, times, and inspiration of Kenyan MP Jean-Marie Seroney.  Kenya...

Democracy in Africa and how to improve it

In his regular blog for the Daily Nation, Co-Editor Nic Cheeseman teams up with Alexander Noyes to explore the cases of Burundi and Burkina...

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...

Has the CDF really changed ordinary Kenyans’ lives?

Nic Cheeseman, DiA's co-editor, explores the challenges faced by the Constituency Development Fund in Kenya. This fund, was supposed to bring development closer to...

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...