African Arguments Online

African Arguments Online is an influential comment and analysis platform for discussion of African current affairs and business. The website provides commentary on the big events and ideas shaping modern Africa, from some of the best writers, academics and journalists on the continent.

The site publishes new, original material daily and also has a weekly newsletter keeping you up-to-date. We publish commentary and analysis which is well written, accessible and timely.

African Arguments Online is part of the Guardian Africa Network, a network of blogs and websites, offering the best in African news and commentary on the pages of The Guardian, one of the world's biggest daily newspapers. 

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 1:15pm
Why has the DRC’s president had a complete change of heart? A new mining code has created a rift between mining multinationals and government. Credit: Sasha Lezhnev/ Enoughproject. For much of this year, two of the most powerful forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been engaged in a tense standoff. President Joseph Kabila, the country’s powerful political leader since 2001... more
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 11:18am
What’s the latest from Burundi? Credit: Brice Blondel. This week’s free preview section (scroll down to see it) is about the latest developments in Burundi since its political crisis hit the international headlines a few years back. But to see all the sections in the Insiders’ Newsletter, you’ll have to subscribe. If you’re not sure, sign up for a month’s free... more
Monday, 10 September 2018 - 12:30pm
For over a decade, Kale Kayihura was seen as President Museveni’s fiercest protector. Now he’s accused of being President Kagame’s man. President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda (left) with President Paul Kagame of Rwanda (right) at a summit. Credit: Rwanda govt. For 13 years, Kale Kayihura was seen as the ultimate loyalist to President Yoweri Museveni. As Uganda’s Inspector General... more
Monday, 10 September 2018 - 10:46am
As Kofi Annan receives a three-day state funeral in Ghana, we should take the opportunity to celebrate and remember his vision and optimism. Kofi Annan passed away on 18 August after a short illness aged 80. Credit: African Progress Panel/Eric Roset. Tributes to Kofi Annan on his extraordinary accomplishments as UN Secretary-General from 1997 to 2006 have poured in since he passed away on 18... more
Tuesday, 4 September 2018 - 3:06pm
Grape farms in Namibia. Credit: jbdodane. To get the whole Insiders’ Newsletter, helping you keep track of and understand developments on the continent while supporting African Arguments, click HERE to subscribe and get your first month FREE. You can also now give a lucky someone a subscription as a gift. Find out more here. This week’s free preview section (scroll down) is about... more