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, 3 April 2018 - 2:06pm
The opposition’s new strategy to keep questions over President Lungu’s legitimacy in the spotlight just might work. Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has been in power since 2015. Credit: GCIS. On 23 March, Zambia’s main opposition party filed a motion seeking the impeachment of President Edgar Lungu. The action was led by the United Party for National Development (UPND) party and... more
Friday, 30 March 2018 - 7:30am
Far from being a footnote in the Oromo struggle, musicians like Haacaaluu Hundeessa have been its centre of gravity. Haacaaluu Hundeessa’s music has given sound and voice to the Oromo struggle. With the appointment of Abiy Ahmed as chair of the ruling coalition, Ethiopia is set to have an Oromo leader for the first time in recent history. This is in no small part thanks to brave and... more
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 11:10am
Thanks to clever accounting methods, mining companies tend to run at a loss so avoiding paying it anyway. Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Credit: USAID. On 9 March, just two days after a six-hour meeting with some of the world’s most important mining executives, President Joseph Kabila signed into law a new mining code. Through this new legislation, the Democratic Republic of Congo (... more