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Nic Cheeseman

Rigged votes aren’t just an African thing

The average quality of elections around the world is much lower than most people realise

African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think

The process of institutionalisation may be patchy and uneven. But one thing is clear: Africa is not without functioning institutions

Cambridge Analytica’s role in Africa overstated

Claims about Cambridge Analytica's role in elections in Nigeria and Kenya have been overstated.

Why Rwanda’s development model wouldn’t work elsewhere in Africa

The Rwandan model can't be replicated easily given that it depends heavily on political dominance and tight, centralised control of patronage networks

Kenya’s elections are much more than just a ruthless game of thrones

Despite their scepticism, Kenyan voters come out in large numbers to cast their ballots.

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