African Arguments Online
A sandstorm on the banks of the Chari river in Chad. Photograph taken by Arnauld Kara.
For more on Chad, see:
The Habré trial: The future for African justice?
“The president is not an untouchable god”: Chad’s Hissène Habré sentenced to life
Could President Idriss Deby face a shock in Chad’s elections?
In Photo of the Week, we showcase one of the boldest and most beautiful images, old or new,... more
Half a century on from the 30 May declaration of independence from Nigeria, calls for secession are growing again.
A pro-Biafra protest organised by IPOB in London. Credit: David Holt.
From a congested rehabilitation centre in Calabar, south eastern Nigeria, a look of vacant sadness crosses Christopher Ejiofor’s face as he casts his mind back 50 years. Today, the still-muscular 71-year-old is a... more
Where were the poor, Igbos and other minorities in the state’s 50-day birthday party?
On 9 April, Lagos State Task Force enter Otodo-Gbame, firing tear gas and bullets, and destroying buildings. Credit: Justice & Empowerment Initiative.
Lagos state, Nigeria’s economic and commercial capital, turns fifty this year. To celebrate, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and his team have embarked on a... more
Coup? Don’t even dare.
Nigerian military forces on international duty. Credit: AU-UN ST PHOTO / STUART PRICE
Last week, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, issued a stern warning to soldiers to stay out of politics, raising alarm of a potential coup plot.
His statement claimed that individuals had been approaching army officers for political reasons, and cautioned: “Any officer or... more
Somaliland’s Foreign Minister talks about the self-declared state’s struggle for recognition, domestic successes, and strategies towards Somalia.
Dr Saad Ali Shire, Somaliland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation/
Shortly after the collapse of the brutal Siad Barre regime in 1991, Somaliland unilaterally declared independence from Somalia. It reinstated... more