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Africa has the right tool to protect women’s rights. It needs to use it

Africa has the right tool to protect women's rights. It needs to use it | African Arguments By...

Resolving Nigeria’s Population-Productivity-Insecurity Problem | African Arguments

Resolving Nigeria's Population-Productivity-Insecurity Problem | African Arguments By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our...

السودان وصندوق النقد الدولي: ما وراء مظاهر العقيدة الاقتصادية

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The Thief Cannot Prescribe: On “Loot: Britain and the Benin Bronzes”

Although a “well-written feat of archival research,” Barnaby Phillips’s book attempts to justify British plunder while debating if...

حـــراس المتـاريـس: في تقلص الحلم وارتباكات المقاومة

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Think African Podcast Ep 6: Who is the law for?

African Arguments is delighted to partner with the Think African podcast series, created by Sound Africa in cooperation with Heinrich...

Guardians of the Barricades: Fading Dream and Confusion of Resistance in Sudan

Debating Ideas aims to reflect the values and editorial ethos of the African Arguments book series. It offers debates...

South Africa unrest: We are not a failed state, but a failed global system

South Africa encapsulates global inequalities – and the kinds of tumult we’ll see more and more of worldwide...

South Africa: Zuma can’t be allowed to get away with this

The ex-president’s incarceration was the catalyst, but the causes of unrest have long been bubbling. And things will...

The fatal flaw in Uganda’s emergency relief

The government is using national ID data to find those in need of Covid relief. Yet millions of...

In Solidarity with the Women of Tigray: An Open Letter

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Africa needs female leaders now more than ever

As the continent continues to combat the pandemic and starts to plan recovery efforts, the views of the...

Sudan at the IMF: Behind Appearances of Financial Orthodoxy

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Whose Vaccine Justice? Debating Covid-19 Immunization in Sierra Leone

Debating Ideas is a new section that aims to reflect the values and editorial ethos of the African Arguments...

Tigrayans in Ethiopia fear becoming “the next Rwanda”

As hate speech and targeting of Tigrayans escalates in Addis Ababa, many are terrified and some are planning...

South Sudan at 10: What happened to our “freedom, justice, and equality”?

We have a saying that “if South Sudanese do not want to change, the change will change them”....

تجربة السودانيين القاسية تحت نظام اللجوء بالمملكة المتحدة

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Kenyan Youth and the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI): Déjà Vu All Over Again

  BBI referendum by Gaddo In mid-May 2021, five High Court Kenyan judges blocked the Building Bridges Initiative...

Covid-19: Uganda’s route out is obvious

As some rich countries aim for full vaccine coverage, vaccine hoarding means just 2% of Ugandans have received...

Sudanese Experience of the Everyday Cruelties in the UK Asylum System

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Think African Podcast Ep5: We belong here

African Arguments is delighted to partner with the Think African podcast series, created by Sound Africa in cooperation with Heinrich...

Haacaaluu Hundeessaa Boonsaa: A legacy larger than death

A year after Haacaaluu’s assassination, I miss him. Oromia misses him. Ethiopia misses him. But his legacy of...

Class and Police Brutality in Kenya: An Interview with Activist Gacheke Gachihi

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Coronavirus in Africa Tracker: How many covid-19 cases & where? [Latest]

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Africa: 3,691,003 Recovered: 3,222,282; Confirmed coronavirus deaths: 96,241 Last updated: 29 June 2021 15:25...

Canada and the Atrocities in Tigray, Ethiopia: Scholars Respond to Policy Options

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Why are Cameroonian separatists attacking local chiefs?

The recent murder of three chiefs highlights traditional leaders’ role in the Anglophone crisis and suggests the conflict...

Infection Control Begins at Home: Covid-19 and People’s Epidemiology

Africa may be on the cusp of a third wave of Covid-19. A WHO briefing dated 20 June...

Is the International Criminal Court going after the wrong people?

Many of the ICC’s greatest triumphs have been in prosecuting war criminals in the eastern Congo. Yet relentless...

Podcast: Who are Africa’s climate superstars?

Welcome to the latest episode of the Africa Science Focus podcast distributed in partnership with African Arguments. Africa Science...

Kenneth Kaunda, the philosopher king who fell with dignity

Zambia’s first president was a flawed leader, but his legacy of inclusiveness and African unity survive in political...

Podcast: From Below, New Youth Politics in Africa

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Somalia’s divided army reflects its divided politics

The Somali National Army’s recent infighting along clan lines exposed its ongoing fragility. But integration is possible. A...

Think African Podcast Ep 4: Why we occupy

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Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed’s two options after the election

The Prime Minister’s party is likely to consolidate power in today’s elections. How he will use this power...

Precariousness of Transition in Chad

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Fallism’s Faultlines: The Paradoxes of “Fees Must Fall”

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“We need to stick together”: Meet the family made up of Ongwen’s ex-wives

After escaping the LRA, the former “wives” of the convicted war criminal were shunned by their families. So...

Will Benin be next to see Islamist attacks?

Violent spillovers tend to occur when extremist interests and local disputes collide. President Patrice Talon on Benin on...

South Sudan’s other (more hopeful) peace process

In a country where people are so often seen as passive observers to events, the National Dialogue put...

HH: “Zambians want change…We don’t count how many times we run”

An interview with Zambia’s opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema on why Zambians should vote for him at a sixth...