African Arguments (London)

A multi-blogging site that covers both contemporary events and develops debates on themes important to the continent.


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December 01

  • Nigeria: When Oil Prices Fall [analysis]

    When politicians, fund managers and development professionals look to highlight the success of democratic Nigeria, they typically point to one, key statistic: when the military... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Ruling Party National Portends Business As Usual [analysis]

    A shopping centre in Harare's smart northern suburbs demonstrates the dichotomies in Zimbabwe ahead of a critical ZANU-PF national congress scheduled for early December. Read more »

November 27

November 26

  • Zimbabwe: Are the MDC's Days Numbered? [analysis]

    The party congress of Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)'s, an electoral exercise whose main purpose was to reinvigorate the party in preparation for the... Read more »

  • Somalia: State Building and the Credibility Conundrum [analysis]

    Yet another international donor conference on Somalia. "A history of broken promises" might have been a rather more appropriate title for the Ministerial High Level Partnership... Read more »

November 24

  • South Sudan: Would Arms Embargo Help End Civil War? [analysis]

    In filthy camps for the displaced, thatched huts in half-forgotten villages, and Juba's proud new concrete buildings, South Sudanese are waiting. As the rainy season peters out,... Read more »

November 23

  • South Africa: VP Ramaphosa Comes Under Spotlight [analysis]

    Oh the irony. In 1982, Cyril Ramaphosa, presided over the establishment of one of South Africa's largest trade unions, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). Exactly thirty years... Read more »

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