African Arguments (London)

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


March 31

  • Sudan: Elections Event Recordings Now Online [analysis]

    Last week we held two panel discussions on the upcoming Sudan elections. The first focused on the current state of Sudan's economy; the second on the political environment leading... Read more »

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March 27

  • Nigeria: Why Nigeria's Election Matters for Africa [editorial]

    This week's election in Nigeria is the most important African event of the decade. The 'Africa Rising' story can only continue if the continent's biggest economy is stable and its... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Goodluck Jonathan's Fight for Survival [analysis]

    In a candid sit-down interview with the BBC last week, President Goodluck Jonathan announced with an air of confidence "I will surely win it, my party is still the strongest... Read more »

March 26

March 25

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Victor's Justice? [analysis]

    Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Côte d'Ivoire, will be the first Head of State ever to appear in front of the International Criminal Court (ICC), when his trial begins in... Read more »

March 24

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March 19

  • Africa: The Looting Machine By Tom Burgis [book review]

    Tom Burgis' The Looting Machine is a rollercoaster read. Filled with vignettes on spooks, smugglers and kleptocratic warlords with suitcases of cash, it reads like a crime... Read more »

March 18

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March 16

  • Zimbabwe: The Darkest Hour Is Not Before Dawn [opinion]

    Throughout the 2000s, Zimbabwe's decade of misery, I was often struck by a cliché that frequently appeared in editorials, commentaries, and letters published in the... Read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa: Changing the Mandate of Peacekeepers [analysis]

    Members of the United Nations Security Council will convene this Thursday in New York to discuss the performance of MONUSCO - the peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of... Read more »

March 13

March 12

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