Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola is a writer and political analyst based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Africa

Why did Kenya's Supreme Court annul the elections?

In the face of international pressure to ignore flagrant electoral violations, the court decided to stick to democracy.

Why did Kenya's Supreme Court annul the elections?

Kenya

What Kenyan voters got for the $500m spent on elections

Was the Kenyan election either free or fair?

What Kenyan voters got for the $500m spent on elections

Africa

The murder that shook the Kenyan elections

Why was electoral commission official Chris Msando tortured and killed just days before the Kenyan elections?

The murder that shook the Kenyan elections

Humanitarian crises

Fear and loathing on Ebola's front-line

Is the global fight against Ebola impeded by traditional beliefs and mysticism in West Africa?

Fear and loathing on Ebola's front-line

Health

Ebola outbreak: We need information, not panic

Spreading panic will not help efforts to curb the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

Ebola outbreak: We need information, not panic

Kenya

The politics of identity and belonging in Kenya

ID cards remind refugees and locals alike that they will never be Kenyan enough.

The politics of identity and belonging in Kenya

Politics

Chasing ghosts in the Central African Republic

What on the surface looks like sectarian violence in CAR is a much more complex and far reaching conflict.

Chasing ghosts in the Central African Republic

Opinion

Why do Western media get Africa wrong?

There are fundamental differences in how Western and African media cover African events.

Why do Western media get Africa wrong?

US & Canada

Making sense of the chaos in Kenya

The attack in Nairobi isn't necessarily a proxy war against Western interests, writes scholar.

Making sense of the chaos in Kenya

Burkina Faso

Commemorating African independence

Many of the architects of African independence never got a chance to see the fruits of their labour.

Commemorating African independence

Kenya

Kenya tweets back: #SomeonetellCNN

International media continues to underestimate the extent to which technology has been adopted by the Kenyan society.

Kenya tweets back: #SomeonetellCNN

US & Canada

International law isn't 'real'

Although there is a pseudo-consensus on what the law 'is', it is in fact simply a consensus among elites.

International law isn't 'real'