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Justin Willis

Justin Willis

Professor of History, Durham UniversityJustin Willis' work has been largely concerned with identity, authority and social change in eastern Africa stretching back over the last two hundred years. Much of his recent work has focussed on Sudan and the Kenya coast. His current research is primarily concerned with the history of elections, and he is working with colleagues from Warwick and Oxford on a major ESRC-funded project, ‘The impact of elections: voting, political behaviour and democracy in sub-Saharan African’.
    Cambridge Analytica’s role in Africa overstated
    Cambridge Analytica’s role in Africa overstated
    Election manipulation is a hot story. In the last few days, Cambridge...
    Primacy of the law has been asserted in Kenya – but the aftermath is unpredictable
    Primacy of the law has been asserted in Kenya – but the aftermath is unpredictable
    On Friday September 1, Kenya’s Supreme Court delivered a surprise. Against the expectations of many, the court...
    Kenya’s elections are much more than just a ruthless game of thrones
    Kenya’s elections are much more than just a ruthless game of thrones
    The threat of controversy and unrest looms over Kenya’s elections, which will be held on 8 August. Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta is ahead by...