Nicodemus Minde is a PhD candidate in International Relations at the United States International University, Nairobi, Kenya. He is a recipient of an APN Individual Research Grant (2013) and currently a 2017 Next Generation Social Science in Africa Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellow.

Special Issue: Kenya's 2017 Presidential Elections | August 4, 2017

Party Doesn’t Matter: Ethnic Parties and Multiethnic Coalitions in Kenya

Since the historic merger of opposition parties ahead of the 2002 elections, political party formation and composition in Kenya has changed dramatically. In those elections, the National Alliance Rainbow Coalition (NARC)—the coalition of major opposition parties—was able to oust the Kenya African National Union (KANU) that had been in power for close to four decades. […]

Over a dozen voters queue at a polling station in Langata while an armed guard stands by.
South Sudan | August 17, 2016

Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in South Sudan: The Security Dilemma in a Transitional Government of National Unity

[Photo: A wide view of the historic Independence Ceremony of the Republic of South Sudan (UN PHOTO/Eskinder Debebe)] An uneasy peace descended upon South Sudan in April 2016, when Riek Machar, leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement—In Opposition (SPLM-IO) and former vice president of South Sudan, returned to the capital Juba after months in […]

A wide view of the historic Independence Ceremony of the Republic of South Sudan .
Statebuilding & Security | November 4, 2015

The South Sudan Peace Deal and Prospects for Peacebuilding

“Post-conflict peacebuilding and reconstruction present a complex challenge to any nascent state emerging from war. In South Sudan, negotiated tradeoffs among political elites were inevitable. Although the war has had a devastating impact, the IGAD peace agreement offers a renewal and a platform for rebuilding the state.”

Photo credit to Tim Freccia / Enough Project via Flickr user ENOUGH Project. Taken on July 9, 2011. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Image cropped to fit screen. Original photo:
A young South Sudanese man wears the country's flag as a hat on Independence Day in Juba.
Essays | May 11, 2015

Press Freedoms and the Need to Repeal Draconian Media Legislation in Tanzania

“Press freedom is an important element of the democratization process. The freedom to report critically and question decisions promotes transparency and accountability and helps build robust, open, and democratic institutions …. Increased media freedoms and citizens’ access to information are essential to attaining these goals and consolidating democratic governance and political stability.”

Photo credit to Flickr user David Brewer. Taken on April 10, 2014. This photo is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. Image cropped to fit frame. Original photo:
Newspaper journalists in Tanzania discuss online multi-platform strategies.
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