South Sudan: How Warring Parties Play International Donors
Aid organisations play an unintended but crucial role in South Sudan's repeating cycles of violence. How can they break out of it? Read more »
Nigeria: 'If You Take Tramadol Away, You Make Boko Haram Weak.'
Former fighters say taking the addictive opioid was essential for launching assaults. Could tackling its illicit trade cripple Boko Haram attacks? Read more »
Africa: How Good Urban Farming Can Combat Bad Eating
Unhealthy diets pose a massive and growing health threat across the world. In Africa, traditional foods and inner-city farms could be the answer. Read more »
Tanzania: Is Tanzania Discarding Nyerere's Freedom-Fighting Legacy?
Tanzania's stance on Palestine suggests its history of fighting global injustice could be making way for a more pragmatic "economic diplomacy". Read more »
Africa: Why the World Needs an African Ecofeminist Future
Orthodox economic models have failed us all, but women across Africa are resisting them and coming up with visionary alternatives. Read more »
East Africa: Closed Borders and Fighting Words - Rwanda and Uganda's Deepening Rift
"No one can bring me to my knees," said President Kagame. "Once we mobilise, you can't survive," said President Museveni. Read more »
Liberia: "You Have to Face Justice So I Can Get Peace" - Calls for War Court in Liberia
15 years after the brutal war ended, no one has been prosecuted in Liberia and many victims feel they've been forgotten. Read more »
Chad: What's the French Army Doing in Chad?
France has propped up regimes in Chad for decades. But it used to be much more discreet about it. Read more »
Tanzania: Search for Missing Millions Raises Questions Over U.S.$1 Billion
Tanzania has declined to release a worrying audit into its public finances. We analyse and publish it below. Read more »
Nigeria: Win-or-Die Elections and What Can Be Done Before the Vote
Responsibility for ensuring a successful election falls on Nigeria's leaders, but international partners can make that outcome more likely. Read more »
Nigeria: Mr Clean Vs Mr Not-So-Clean? Corruption in Nigeria's Elections
Can voters trust either the disappointing President Buhari or widely-accused challenger Atiku to tackle corruption if elected? Read more »
Sudan: A Genuine, Peaceful People's Revolution in the Making
It's a question of how and when President al-Bashir's reign ends, not if. Read more »
Tanzania: Is Tanzania Reverting to a One-Party State?
African Arguments is and always will be freely-accessible to everyone. Read more »
Africa: Is This Africa's Newest Secession Dilemma?
The Volta region's contested history as part of Ghana has come to the fore again after a recent referendum. Read more »
Nigeria: Is Spicy Omoyele Sowore the 'Deviant' Nigeria Needs?
Meet the outsider presidential candidate targeting young voters with his boyish charm, student activist past and vow to challenge power. Read more »
Nigeria: How Fake News Spreads, Sowing Distrust Ahead of Nigeria's Elections
From party officials' half-truths, to wild conspiracy theories, to fabricated news articles, fake news has spread far and wide. Read more »
Nigeria: Don't Just Vote. Mobilise. (Aka Why Elections Won't Change Nigeria)
Just like the colonists gave way to independence, and the military gave way to civil rule, the current system can also give way to true democracy. Read more »
Africa: On Shared Struggles - From Sudan to the Gilets Jaunes to #MeToo
Sudan stands alone as it protests thirty years of oppression. And yet so much of its struggle resonates across Africa and the world. Read more »
Tanzania: Small-Scale Mining Map Reveals Vast Potential and Pitfalls
Small-scale mining supports hundreds of thousands of relatively well-paid jobs, but with serious health and safety hazards. Read more »
Africa: Rest in Power - Oliver Mtukudzi, Music Legend and Pan-African Trailblazer
"Tuku" used his powerful poetic voice to change whole systems, forge global connections, and advocate for justice, freedom and the oppressed. Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: President-On-a-Leash Tshisekedi and the DRC's Paradoxical New Politics
After a long struggle, the people have (kind of but not really) got what they want with President Kabila (kind of but not really) conceding power. Read more »
Nigeria: Five Lessons From Nigeria's No-Show Presidential Debate
Both the president and his main challenger failed to show up last Saturday, but the debate battled on anyway. Read more »
Liberia: How Is President Weah Faring One Year On?
One turbulent year after George Weah came to power, the challenges are starting to pile up, but hope remains. Read more »
Africa: Dear the West, Why Do You Find It So Hard to Say Sorry?
Forgiveness is central to many African cultures. As Europe debates whether to return looted African heritage, a simple apology would go a long way. Read more »
Eritrea: With Ethiopia's Border Now Open, Why Are Eritreans Still Fleeing to Sudan?
Despite huge regional shifts, Eritreans continue to flee through Sudan, aided by resilient and flexible people-smuggling networks. Read more »