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. 

Friday, 21 July 2017 - 11:03am
This week’s photo comes to you from a labour protest in Egypt back in 2010 as women push back against the police. The picture was taken by Sarah Carr. For more on the role of African women in feminist movements and on protests around the continent, see: How African feminism changed the world Sex, whistles and shutdowns: Inside Africa’s non-protesters’ protesting toolbox Undress for... more
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 6:47pm
With crucial details about the $2 billion loans still secret, the people are paying the price for decisions made by elites and international banks. Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi is alleged to have been personally involved in the dubious loans. Credit: GCIS. Mozambique’s economy continues to reel from a huge debt scandal involving political elites, international banks and, still, a... more
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 11:09am
With crucial details about the $2 billion loans still secret, the people are paying the price for decisions made by elites and international banks. Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi is alleged to have been personally involved in the dubious loans. Credit: GCIS. Mozambique’s economy continues to reel from a huge debt scandal involving political elites, international banks and, still, a... more
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 - 10:37am
Welcome to Arlit, the impoverished uranium capital of Africa. From Niamey, the capital of the landlocked West African nation of Niger, we call ahead to a desert town in the remote north of the country. “Journalists? On their way here? It’s been a while”, we hear down the phone from our contact. “We welcome you with open arms, but only on the pretence that you’re visiting to interview migrants on... more
Monday, 17 July 2017 - 12:48pm
Whether his moves in the mining sector work or not, President Magufuli knows what he is doing. President John Magufuli with World Bank president Jim Kim. Credit: Sarah Farhat/World Bank. Ever since his election in 2015, Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has been a subject of public fascination. At first, his war on graft promised to cleanse the state of corruption, while his patriotic... more

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