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, 12 February 2019 - 4:49pm
Credit: EC/ECHO. African Arguments is and always will be freely-accessible to everyone. But we also have a separate spin-off product called the Insiders Newsletter. It consists of weekly emails with additional snappy insights on topics such as elections, conflict, health and more. It’s for those who want a bit extra and comes with a small subscription fee: $10/month ($15 if you want to be a... more
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 - 2:23pm
Responsibility for ensuring a successful election falls on Nigeria’s leaders, but international partners can make that outcome more likely. An opposition rally ahead of Nigeria’s finely poised 2019 elections. Credit: Atiku Abubakar campaign. Apart from the posters of candidates adorning the streets, there were few obvious signs in the capital Abuja when I was there a few weeks ago that... more
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 - 10:51am
Can voters trust either the disappointing President Buhari or widely-accused challenger Atiku to tackle corruption if elected? President Muhammadu Buhari at a campaign rally brandishing a broom to “sweep away corruption”. Credit: Muhammadu Buhari campaign. In 2015, Muhammadu Buhari swept to power at the ballot box promising to tackle corruption. His reputation for integrity contrasted... more
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 - 10:13am
It’s a question of how and when President al-Bashir’s reign ends, not if. Is a Sudan revolution in the offing? Credit: DIGITALAIN. Sudan has been gripped by daily popular protests for the last month. The Western media has largely ignored these developments. Where it is the subject of brief articles, the uprising has been portrayed as spontaneous bread protests, which confuses their... more
Monday, 11 February 2019 - 12:40pm
Credit: César González Palomo. African Arguments is and always will be freely-accessible to everyone. But we also have a separate spin-off product called the Insiders Newsletter. It consists of weekly emails with additional snappy insights on topics such as elections, conflict, health and more. It’s for those who want a bit extra and comes with a small subscription fee: $10/month ($15 if... more

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