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)

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

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