Tag: Nic Cheeseman

Kenya poll highlights East Africa’s fragile democracies

     

  Kenyans vote Thursday in a repeat presidential election that has East Africa’s economic power on edge once more, AP reports: The Supreme Court shocked Africa last month by nullifying… Read more »

Observers under fire for ‘rubber stamping’ Kenya vote

     

Accused of glossing over flaws in Kenya’s election which later caused the result to be overturned, international observers are under a harsh spotlight ahead of a re-run in October, AFP… Read more »

‘Dangerous limbo’ ahead of Kenya’s official election result

     

  Kenya is facing a period of ‘dangerous limbo’ ahead of the official election result, observers suggest. Hackers broke into election commission computer systems and databases overnight, claims Kenya’s opposition… Read more »

African democracy: supply and demand at a tipping point?

     

  One of Africa’s most stable democracies is quietly drifting into authoritarian rule, notes Nic Cheeseman of the University of Birmingham. Until now, Zambia’s progress under multi-party politics has been quietly… Read more »

USAID must save Afrobarometer, say former Africa Bureau officials

     

One of Africa’s most important democracy advocacy organizations is in trouble because of a sharp decrease in donor funding, according to several former Assistant Secretaries in the State Department’s Bureau… Read more »