African Arguments Online

African Arguments is a pan-African platform for news, investigation and opinion. We seek to analyse issues facing the continent, investigate the stories that matter, and amplify a diversity of voices.

While big news organisations break the news, African Arguments breaks down the news. We do this through our extensive network of journalists, researchers and commentators. We examine the major events making the headlines – adding much-needed nuance, complexity and context – while at the same time shining a light on under-covered issues some would rather were kept in the dark. We cover topics related to politics, economics, gender, the environment, culture, social affairs and much more.

African Arguments also provides a crucial and unique platform for predominantly African writers to reach a predominantly African, and international, audience. Of the 200+ articles we published in 2017, over two-thirds were by African authors. The majority of our readers meanwhile are of African descent, whether living on the continent or in the diaspora.

African Arguments - In the name of the beautiful game
Wednesday, 26 June 2019 - 10:18am
Welcome to our new series on the world’s most beloved sport and how it intersects with all aspects of our lives.  Football playing at the beach in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Credit: Andrew Eseibo / Rele Gallery, Nigeria In Cairo, Dakar, Harare or Luanda; over heated debates, raised voices, spilled drinks in roadside bars with beer, pepper soup and cigarettes; in living rooms with the... more
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 - 3:51pm
Credit: John Iglar African Arguments is and always will be freely-accessible to everyone. But we also have a separate spin-off product called the Africa Insiders Newsletter. It consists of weekly emails with additional snappy insights on topics such as elections, conflict, health and more. It’s for those who want a bit extra and comes with a small subscription fee: Regular: $10/month or $100/... more
Friday, 21 June 2019 - 11:35am
We are delighted to introduce you to the first episode of the Into Africa podcast to be created in partnership with African Arguments. Into Africa is a fortnightly podcast series by the Center for Strategic & International Studies. Every third episode is put together in collaboration with African Arguments. The first of this partnership, featuring African Arguments contributor Faten Aggad, is... more
Thursday, 20 June 2019 - 3:00pm
The only difference is that whereas the UK’s chaos and elite disregard were once directed outwards at the colonies, they are now directed inwards. I have been waiting for that giddy schadenfreude to kick in. Since the UK began its ongoing failure to leave the European Union three years ago, I’ve been anticipating to feel a sense of glee. From over here in Kenya, I’ve been... more
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 - 3:58pm
Former President Ian Khama of Botswana at the London Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade, 13 February 2014. Credit: Foreign and Commonwealth Office African Arguments is and always will be freely-accessible to everyone. But we also have a separate spin-off product called the Africa Insiders Newsletter. It consists of weekly emails with additional snappy insights on topics such as elections,... more

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