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, 26 September 2017 - 12:07pm
The cost of solar power is plummeting, but some challenges remain. A solar field in Rwanda. Credit: Sameer Halai. I was born and raised in Kenya, a child of the city brought up with a deep love for my ancestral home of Oyani. Nestled between Lake Victoria and the Maasai Mara, it was a place we fondly referred to as “the promised land”. Every year, during the Christmas holidays, my parents would... more
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 11:17am
The crisis in Lake Chad Basin is one of the most desperate, and neglected, in the world. Millions of people have been displaced by Boko Haram, and more are facing food insecurity. Credit: Espen Røst/Bistandsaktuelt. It may not get the same level of international attention as similar crises, but the humanitarian situation in the Lake Chad Basin is one of the worst in the world – and appears to be... more