Africa: Zanzibar - Bungling the Fragile Coalition Raises the Stakes in the 2025 Elections
Ahead of the 2025 elections, is President Hussein Mwinyi risking the stability of the Isles by trashing the power-sharing deal? Read more »
South Africa: What Went Wrong With South Africa's Once Pioneering Just Transition Plan?
Two years into the world's first Just Energy Transition Partnership, some fear it will amount to ''green structural adjustment''. Read more »
Africa: Schrodinger's COP - How's Africa Faring At the Climate Talks At Halftime?
Texts that will shape future climate action are still under fierce contestation. Some drafts contain the best case scenario for Africa alongside the worst. Read more »
Africa: The Coup d'Etat Is Pushing Democracy to a Critical Reckoning
The putschists perpetuate instrumental, albeit flawed narratives portraying themselves as the ultimate repairmen of Africa's chronic governance problems. Read more »
Africa: Africa's Call to Action At COP28? Fund Adaptation
The environment minister of Zambia, chair of the African Group at COP28, outlines the continent's priority at the ongoing climate talks. Read more »
Africa: Colombia Chooses Life At COP28 and Sets Example for Africa
The Latin American oil producer shows how true development lies in confronting rather than succumbing to fossil capital. Read more »
Africa: Two IMF Fixes That Could Channel Billions to Africa
The formula for allocating SDRs, an invaluable source of funding, was agreed in 1944 and channels the most money to the richest nations. Read more »
Africa: Climate Finance Q&A - What's At Stake for Africa At COP28?
How does climate finance work? What does Africa need? What will negotiators be pushing for at COP28? Read more »
Africa: Pan-African Responses to Europe's Restrictive Immigration Regime
As Europe pushes governments to restrict mobility, a new generation of thinkers are advancing new ideas of migration based on Pan-African ideals. Read more »
Africa: All Climate Action Is, Ultimately, Local. Talks and Efforts Must Reflect That
Local communities are not the beneficiaries of climate action. They are the leaders and experts we must learn from and support. Read more »
Africa: Global Stocktake Q&A - What's At Stake for Africa At COP28?
What is the Global Stocktake? Where does Africa stand on it? What could it mean for climate action? Read more »
Africa: Just Transition Q&A - What's At Stake for Africa At COP28?
How can Africa energise when caught in a debt trap? What would a truly just transition look like? What won't be on the table in Dubai? Read more »
Africa: The Idea That Green Growth Will Save Africa Is Gaslighting 101
The marketisation of climate action, epitomised by Kenya's President Ruto, allows the super-rich to buy safety while the rest of us are left behind. Read more »
Africa: Adaptation Q&A - What's At Stake for Africa At COP28?
What is adaptation? What will African countries be arguing for at COP28? Against whom? Read more »
Africa: Slam Dunk for Business - The Growth of the African Sports Economy
African sport is going global: and with it come business opportunities, deals and alliances. Read more »
Central Africa: Central Africa's Dinosaur Regimes and the Art of Coup-Proofing
The putsch against Gabon's Bongo dynasty has shaken the region's fragile autocrats and tremulous gerontocrats into a desperation of self-protective measures. How much longer can… Read more »
Africa: Loss and Damage Q&A - What's At Stake for Africa At COP28?
Why is the Loss and Damage fund so important for Africa and what will likely come out of the negotiations at COP28? Read more »
Algeria: A Pebble in the Shoe - the Trials of Mohad Gasmi and the Invisible Discrimination of Southern Algeria
It is not coincidental that Gasmi's troubles began when he challenged the regime on its exploitation of mineral resources in the South. Read more »
Africa: African Women Won't Be Heard At Cop So We Wrote Our Own Climate Plan
The Women's Climate Assembly brought together movements from across Africa and came up with a powerful declaration. Read more »
Namibia: #BringPaulaAndMayaHome - the Politics Within Queer Activism in Namibia
Debating Ideas aims to reflect the values and editorial ethos of the African Arguments book series, publishing engaged, often radical, scholarship, original and activist writing… Read more »
Namibia: Nation's $10bn Green Hydrogen Project Raises Myriad Concerns
A months-long investigation highlights fears of the impact of an opaque EU-backed mega-project on nature and livelihoods. Read more »
Africa: The Loud Silence Around Africa's Complicity in the Slave Trade
When will we have an honest conversation about Africa's role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade? Read more »
Africa: What Does Africa Need Most From COP28?
A panel of African climate experts identify the continent's key priorities at the UAE climate talks. Read more »
Africa: Green Exploitation Is Still Exploitation
If leaders give in to the temptation of short-term gains, the extraction of Africa's transition minerals will follow familiar colonial dynamics. Read more »
Africa: Without Warning - Africa's Lack of Weather Stations Is Costing Lives
The US and EU, with a population of 1.1 billion, have 636 weather radar stations. Africa, with a population of 1.2 billion, has just 37. Read more »