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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  • Zimbabwe: What Next for Joice Mujuru? [analysis]

    Once a front runner to succeed Mugabe, the former VP is now tending to her rural farm. But is it too early to count out Joice Mujuru? Read more »

  • South Sudan: John Garang Remembered 10 Years On [analysis]

    On July 30th South Sudan celebrated Martyrs' Day, an official remembrance day for those who died in the national liberation wars. That date was purposely selected because it is the... Read more »

August 13

  • Africa: Who is Boko Haram's 'New Leader'? [analysis]

    If it is true that the group has a new leader, that he is who we think he is, and that he's willing to negotiate, it could be a game changer in the battle against Boko Haram. Read more »

  • Sudan: What Next? [analysis]

    In early July, Sudan's President Omar el-Bashir announced that the National Dialogue (ND) would restart "after Ramadan". On August 5th President Bashir went further, stating that... Read more »

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  • Africa: Addis Ababa's Transformation [analysis]

    The Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa is going through one of the fastest rates of urban growth in the world. In Amharic 'Addis Ababa' means 'new flower', and Menelik II founded the... Read more »

  • Africa: Obama vs. Dictatorship, Corruption [column]

    I had expected President Obama to say some tough things to Africa's rulers at the African Union in Addis Ababa last week but I expected him to make the criticisms discreetly, by... Read more »

August 03

  • Nigeria: The Neglected Niger Delta [analysis]

    The Niger Delta region of Nigeria has emerged from the 2015 election season with a population feeling both politically and materially wounded. Goodluck Jonathan's electoral defeat... Read more »

  • Sudan: Remembering Jemera Rone [analysis]

    Jemera Rone, the pioneering human rights researcher who worked extensively on Sudan and what is now South Sudan, has died. Read more »

  • Africa: Stephen Ellis - an Appreciation [opinion]

    The loss of Professor Stephen Ellis on 29 July 2015 at 62, after a battle with the debilitating leukaemia which he bore with stoicism and good humour, was to me a personal one. He... Read more »

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