Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola is a writer and political analyst based in Nairobi, Kenya. She is the author of "Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics", a forthcoming book on the impact of the internet on Kenyan politics (Zed Books, 2018)

Somalia

War and literature in Mogadishu

The Mogadishu Book Fair is a reminder that even in the upheaval and uncertainty of war, life persists.

War and literature in Mogadishu

Ethiopia

Why the Eritrea-Ethiopia peace is good for African politics

The peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia is a radical act that will have an impact on all of East Africa.

Why the Eritrea-Ethiopia peace is good for African politics

Ethiopia

Reflections on Tana Forum 2018 and Ethiopia's new PM Abiy Ahmed

At the summit and beyond, expectations on Ahmed's shoulders are high.

Reflections on Tana Forum 2018 and Ethiopia's new PM Abiy Ahmed

Politics

Politics in the digital age: Cambridge Analytica in Kenya

For CA, the Kenyan election was a revenue stream. For Kenyans, it was life or death. Shouldn't some things be sacred?

Politics in the digital age: Cambridge Analytica in Kenya

Arts & Culture

Wakanda is not African, and that's OK

Despite all the appeals to a unitary black identity, Black Panther is still a Western film, shot for a Western audience.

Wakanda is not African, and that's OK

Kenya

Putting Kenya's media shutdown in context

By taking major tv channels off the air, Kenyan government showed that it is still in the midst of a legitimacy crisis.

Putting Kenya's media shutdown in context

Kenya

What can Kenya expect from Kenyatta's second term?

Following Kenyatta's inauguration, Kenya has entered the most challenging five years of its democratic history.

What can Kenya expect from Kenyatta's second term?

Kenya

What came out of Kenya's election rerun?

The low turnout was an obvious embarrassment to incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta and his party.

What came out of Kenya's election rerun?

Africa

Why did Raila Odinga withdraw from the election rerun?

Odinga's withdrawal will not make Uhuru Kenyatta president. But it will give more time to prepare for the new vote.

Why did Raila Odinga withdraw from the election rerun?

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