Tag: politic

Burundi's referendum is another nail in the coffin of a once hopeful peace

Burundi's referendum is another nail in the coffin of a once hopeful peace

Burundi's referendum is another nail in the coffin of a once hopeful peace - African Arguments   I...

Joyce Banda's return shakes up Malawi's already shaky politics

Joyce Banda's return shakes up Malawi's already shaky politics

Joyce Banda's return shakes up Malawi's already shaky politics - African Arguments   I dunno if you’ve heard,...

Reigning men: Where are all the women in this new Zimbabwe?

Reigning men: Where are all the women in this new Zimbabwe?

Reigning men: Where are all the women in this new Zimbabwe? - African Arguments   I dunno if...

“There isn’t any”: Tanzania's land myth and the brave New Alliance

“There isn’t any”: Tanzania's land myth and the brave New Alliance

“There isn’t any”: Tanzania's land myth and the brave New Alliance - African Arguments   I dunno if...

Meet some of the foot soldiers in Nigeria's quiet gender revolution

Meet some of the foot soldiers in Nigeria's quiet gender revolution

Meet some of the foot soldiers in Nigeria's quiet gender revolution - African Arguments   I dunno if...

Toxic masculinity and the spread of HIV in Uganda

Toxic masculinity and the spread of HIV in Uganda

Toxic masculinity and the spread of HIV in Uganda - African Arguments   I dunno if you’ve heard,...

Zimbabwe: Why President Mnangagwa never takes off his scarf

Zimbabwe: Why President Mnangagwa never takes off his scarf

Zimbabwe: Why President Mnangagwa never takes off his scarf - African Arguments   I dunno if you’ve heard,...

Why Buhari likes Trump, Africa's next female president, and much more

Why Buhari likes Trump, Africa's next female president, and much more

Why Buhari likes Trump, Africa's next female president, and much more - African Arguments   I dunno if...

Liberia's President Weah 100 days in: Promises made, promises kept?

Liberia's President Weah 100 days in: Promises made, promises kept?

Liberia's President Weah 100 days in: Promises made, promises kept? - African Arguments   I dunno if you’ve...

How an unrecognised state's port deal could shift dynamics across the Horn

How an unrecognised state's port deal could shift dynamics across the Horn

How an unrecognised state's port deal could shift dynamics across the Horn - African Arguments   I dunno...

Buhari in Washington: Five things Nigeria could actually achieve

Buhari in Washington: Five things Nigeria could actually achieve

Buhari in Washington: Five things Nigeria could actually achieve - African Arguments   I dunno if you’ve heard,...

Uganda's unexciting last ditch effort to stop Museveni's life presidency

Uganda's unexciting last ditch effort to stop Museveni's life presidency

Uganda's unexciting last ditch effort to stop Museveni's life presidency - African Arguments   I dunno if you’ve...

Sierra Leone: Are brawls in parliament a sign of things to come?

Sierra Leone: Are brawls in parliament a sign of things to come?

Sierra Leone: Are brawls in parliament a sign of things to come? - African Arguments   I dunno...

How Burkina Faso took to the streets to remove a dictator, then stayed there

How Burkina Faso took to the streets to remove a dictator, then stayed there

How Burkina Faso took to the streets to remove a dictator, then stayed there - African Arguments  ...

Ethiopia: A nation in need of a new story

Ethiopia: A nation in need of a new story

Ethiopia: A nation in need of a new story - African Arguments   I dunno if you’ve heard,...

Cameroon’s ghost president - African Arguments

Cameroon’s ghost president - African Arguments

Cameroon’s ghost president - African Arguments   I dunno if you’ve heard, but African Arguments has started a...

Somaliland: Why we should be at the Commonwealth summit

Somaliland: Why we should be at the Commonwealth summit

Somaliland shares the Commonwealth’s challenges and values. Its lack of participation is a missed opportunity, argues the Republic’s Foreign Minister....

"I just want to live like a normal man": What's stopping CAR disarming?

"I just want to live like a normal man": What's stopping CAR disarming?

Speaking to combatants in the Central African Republic reveals their true motivations for taking up arms.  Workers in...

Why Nigeria's battle over the order of the 2019 elections matters

Why Nigeria's battle over the order of the 2019 elections matters

Lawmakers says they’re advancing democracy by trying to reorder the election sequence. Others say they’re undermining it. Voting...

World's biggest non-existent dam gets bit bigger, bit further from existing

World's biggest non-existent dam gets bit bigger, bit further from existing

The Grand Inga dam could transform the Congo and the continent, if only it didn’t keep getting bogged...

How to ensure Africa's bold free trade area propels industrialisation

How to ensure Africa's bold free trade area propels industrialisation

Africa’s industrialisation needs a boost. Implemented correctly, the AfCFTA could provide it. Here’s how. At the Huajian shoe...

The WhatsApp rumours that infused Sierra Leone's tight election

The WhatsApp rumours that infused Sierra Leone's tight election

Several fake news stories started online, but soon spread far and wide offline, duping even senior officials. In...

Gabon: Bongo's constitutional "power grab" and The Resistance

Gabon: Bongo's constitutional "power grab" and The Resistance

Sweeping constitutional changes mean Bongo could be president for life. Will Gabon’s citizens show their displeasure at the...

Zambia’s opposition knows impeachment will fail. So what's its game?

Zambia’s opposition knows impeachment will fail. So what's its game?

The opposition’s new strategy to keep questions over President Lungu’s legitimacy in the spotlight just might work. Zambia’s...

"We are here": The soundtrack to the Oromo revolution gripping Ethiopia

"We are here": The soundtrack to the Oromo revolution gripping Ethiopia

Far from being a footnote in the Oromo struggle, musicians like Haacaaluu Hundeessa have been its centre of...

Why mining execs don't care if Congo hikes up its profit tax

Why mining execs don't care if Congo hikes up its profit tax

Thanks to clever accounting methods, mining companies tend to run at a loss so avoiding paying it anyway....

Wax & Gold: The tightrope challenges facing Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed

Wax & Gold: The tightrope challenges facing Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed

The tricky dilemmas facing Ethiopia’s next prime minister.  Abiy Ahmed is set to become the Oromo Prime Minister...

"Young people are not just the future of Nigeria. They are Nigeria today.”

"Young people are not just the future of Nigeria. They are Nigeria today.”

Increasing youth representation in Nigeria’s closed political system will be an uphill struggle, but Not Too Young To...

Nigeria's 2019 elections: The preparations, people and prospects

Nigeria's 2019 elections: The preparations, people and prospects

With less than a year to go, how are preparations going? Who is running? What will be the...

The Insiders' Newsletter #2 [free preview]

The Insiders' Newsletter #2 [free preview]

Welcome to the 2nd free edition of African Arguments’ Insiders’ Newsletter! And a special thank you for all...

Uganda's notorious police chief leaves behind a grim legacy

Uganda's notorious police chief leaves behind a grim legacy

Under Kale Kayihura’s 13-year tenure, the police committed widespread and systematic abuses. Many would now like to see...

Tillerson didn’t do much for Africa. Pompeo could well be worse.

Tillerson didn’t do much for Africa. Pompeo could well be worse.

A enhanced America First security-first approach under Pompeo will not be good for Africa. Mike Pompeo has been...

I had to flee my home Tanzania for doing journalism. I was lucky.

I had to flee my home Tanzania for doing journalism. I was lucky.

I dared to criticise President Magufuli and nearly paid the ultimate price.  Ansbert Ngurumo (left) reads one of...

The Insiders' Newsletter [free preview]

The Insiders' Newsletter [free preview]

African Arguments is creating a new, weekly newsletter, bringing you concise analysis of the week’s most important developments....

“I will also fight with you": President Kagame, Rwanda’s Berater-in-Chief

“I will also fight with you": President Kagame, Rwanda’s Berater-in-Chief

The way President Kagame openly reprimands senior officials, who take it lying down, offers insights into the workings...

South Sudan: Buying off elites to stop fighting won't work. Here's what might

South Sudan: Buying off elites to stop fighting won't work. Here's what might

Offering warring elites rewards to lay down arms hasn’t worked. The profits of conflict must be removed and...

3 years on, Itai Dzamara's still missing (aka 'Waiting For Dad To Come Home')

3 years on, Itai Dzamara's still missing (aka 'Waiting For Dad To Come Home')

Mugabe may have gone, but the young activist’s family is still picking up the pieces after his disappearance...

Nigeria is sadly still closer to Fela's anti-feminism than Wakanda's women

Nigeria is sadly still closer to Fela's anti-feminism than Wakanda's women

In Nigeria, Okoye would have been warned from childhood to soften her features so she can find a...

More dissent in Eritrea, a country where dissent is not tolerated

More dissent in Eritrea, a country where dissent is not tolerated

The death of a respected elder while in jail has prompted an outpouring of grief and anger on...

This is Afrofuturism - African Arguments

This is Afrofuturism - African Arguments

Afrofuturism reimagines the past and envisions what can be. If fact follows fiction, the future will belong to...