African Arguments Online
A combination of heavier rains and man-made problems has contributed to devastating floods. Is the government doing enough?
An estimated two hundred people have died and 600,000 have been displaced due to floods in Nigeria this year. Credit: Bart Fouche.
Over the last few years in Nigeria, seasonal flooding has killed hundreds, destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes, and displaced millions of... more
The selection of Emmanuel Shadary to be the regime’s presidential candidate has surprised many. None more so than Shadary himself.
A campaign event featuring a banner showing presidential candidate Emmanuel Shadary along with the outgoing President Joseph Kabila. Credit: Shadary Campaign.
On 27 October, presidential candidate Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary was officially presented to thousands... more
Martin Fayulu was briefly the Congolese opposition’s choice to be the single candidate in presidential elections.
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There are three key reasons the UN is removing sanctions on Eritrea.
Sanctions are being lifted, but Eritrea’s government faces many more problems. Credit: Andrea Moroni.
The United Nations Security Council is about to lift an arms embargo and targeted sanctions against Eritrea. UN Security Council resolution 1907, which was passed in 2009, noted that the Eritrean government was backing al-... more
Cameroon’s electoral system is deeply lopsided. Citizens will only stand for that so long.
President Biya was re-elected but frustrations against him and the system are mounting. Credit: Ludwig Tröller.
On 6 November, Paul Biya was inaugurated for the seventh time. The 85-year-old has already been in power for the last 36 years and will now serve another seven-year term.
He was re-elected... more