African Arguments Online
President Farmaajo withstood significant pressure in staying out of Saudi Arabia’s feud with Qatar. But it may pay a cost for its neutrality.
Somalia’s President Farmaajo with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz during the former’s visit to Riyadh this February.
Six months since President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed took office, Somalia is at the centre of an... more
President Zuma is uniquely bad, but he hasn’t just enriched himself. Many people now have vested interests in the corrupt system he’s established.
President Jacob Zuma inspects a mobile police station. Credit: GCIS.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma survived his eighth no-confidence vote in parliament last week despite presiding over a series of corruption scandals that has... more
The government claims Burundi is safe, that political disagreements have been resolved, and that the people want term limits removed ahead of 2020.
People protest against President Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term in 2015. Credit: Igor Rugwiza.
Two years since Burundi was plunged into violent political crisis, there are two diametrically opposing narratives being told about the... more
After nearly four decades in office, President José Eduardo Dos Santos is due to hand over power after Angola’s 23 August elections.
Isabel Dos Santos, daughter of the president, is reportedly Africa’s richest woman and heads up the state oil company Sonangol.
After 38 years in power, Angola’s José Eduardo dos Santos finally looks set to step down from office. The president has... more
The village of Kalabougou in Mali is well-known for its pottery, which is supplied to the capital Bamako and nearby town of Segou.
As described by academic Janet Goldner, pottery firings take place every Saturday and Sunday. A layer of branches are place on the ground and the unfired pots, typically made by the women and girls of the village, are placed amid the branches. Grass is piled high on... more