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. 

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - 11:45am
South Sudan’s latest peace process is showing some promise, but two others in Africa are faltering. Credit: UN Photo/JC McIlwaine. If you haven’t subscribed to the Insiders Newsletter, you’re missing out on the juiciest insights from our top journalists and analysts. To subscribe, click HERE. It only takes as moment. Below is a list of the sections that you’re missing out... more
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - 10:43am
Zimbabweans may be divided politically, but they are united in suffering the consequences of scarce goods and soaring inflation. Long queues outside a supermarket in Harare. Credit: Elia Ntali. Outside a Pick n Pay on Jason Moyo Avenue in Harare, a frustrated crowd has gathered. The supermarket’s security has shut the steel doors to the shop, but people continue trying to force their way... more
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 - 2:19pm
Nigeria has the 15th highest suicide rate worldwide. Some survivors are now taking it upon themselves to provide support where it’s needed. How can Nigeria provide support for people suffering from mental health problems? Credit: UNHCR / H. Caux. Earlier this year, Hauwa Ojeifo found herself thousands of miles from her home at London’s Buckingham Palace. She was there to be honoured... more
Friday, 26 October 2018 - 11:44am
The treatment of sixteen middle-aged women, imprisoned without bail for demonstrating against poor service delivery, says a lot about South Africa. A protest in Colenso earlier this month. Credit: Michaela Steele. I’m not sure if you’re familiar with the ways and customs of the Zulu people, but respect, dignity and personal responsibility are some of my people’s most important values... more
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 3:37pm
Angola has expelled over 380,000 migrants recently, mostly from the DR Congo. Credit: jbdodane. If you haven’t subscribed to the Insiders Newsletter, you’re missing out on the juiciest insights from our top journalists and analysts. To subscribe, click HERE. It only takes as moment. Below is a list of the sections that you’re missing out on, but below that there’s a... more

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