African Arguments (London)

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


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 »

November 21

November 20

  • South Africa: A Year On - Mandela - Myth and Reality [analysis]

    On the anniversary of the death of Nelson Mandela, the Institute of Commonwealth Studies is convening a conference to examine the complexities of Mandela as a nationalist leader:... Read more »

  • Nigeria: New Boko Haram Women's Wing? [analysis]

    On Sunday November 16th a suicide attacker targeted a mobile phone market in Azare, in North East Nigeria's Bauchi state, leaving at least thirteen people dead. It was the second... Read more »

November 19

November 18

  • Congo-Kinshasa: Is Moïse Katumbi's Star On the Rise? [analysis]

    Manya and Kris conducted research for DFID DRC's 'Evidence, Analysis and Coordination Programme' (EACP), on behalf of Integrity Research and Consultancy, in April and May 2014. The... Read more »

  • Tunisia: Ben Ali's Party Comes Back? [analysis]

    The political party Nidaa Tounes has won 85 seats in the newly-elected 217-member Tunisian parliament. This compares with the 69 seats won by the Islamist party Ennahdha, which... Read more »

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November 10

  • West Africa: Love in the Time of Ebola [opinion]

    Last month I received a call from Freetown. The fifteen-year-old Augusta Vandy had just died of Ebola. She was the eldest of five children whose parents had died of the disease. Read more »

  • Nigeria: Fourth Time's the Charm for General Buhari? [analysis]

    As it had been widely expected, former Head of State General Muhammadu Buhari recently declared his intentions to run for the office of the President in the 2015 General Elections... Read more »

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November 04

  • Nigeria: Govt Needs to Check Into Oil Rehab Now [analysis]

    In 2009, the great recession of the previous year was continuing to have a serious effect on global demand capacity with oil prices crashing from $140 to $38 per barrel. Nigeria... Read more »

  • Zambia: Will Ruling Party Outlive Sata? [analysis]

    On 28 October 2014, Zambia's President Michael Sata passed away at London's King Edward VII Hospital, where he was being treated for an undisclosed ailment. After a decade in... Read more »

November 03

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