African Arguments Books

African Arguments is a series of short books about Africa today. Aimed at the growing number of students and general readers who want to know more about the continent.

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African Arguments Online

African Arguments Online is a multi-blogging site that covers unfolding, contemporary African events, and develops debates on issues of central importance to an ever-changing continent. Learn more about our process and how you can get involved

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The rise and paradoxes of pan-Africanism today

Of the numerous concepts which have influenced Black Africa since the wave of independence in the 1960s, pan-Africanism is, after democracy, probably the most popular. Paradoxically, the continent remains the least integrated in the world and continues to experience outbreaks of xenophobic violence. Historically, the first pan-African movement, founded in the ...

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Three Lessons in Repression from Khartoum to Juba – By Katie Campo

Civil society activists in Khartoum suffered at the hands of Sudanese authorities for decades, but there was hope for South Sudanese activists after the country seceded from the north on July 9, 2011. Most of South Sudan’s leading activists and journalists relocated to Juba, where they hoped to start afresh ...

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Strengthen justice mechanisms to prevent land dispossessions in Africa - By Moses Adonga, Rachel Ibreck and Godfrey Victor Bulla

There has been a global awakening to the opportunities and costs of land grabs in Africa. Academics and activists are duly investigating the scope and impacts of large-scale land seizures; the plight of victims has gained recognition; and there are moves to promote ‘responsible’ corporate investments. In contribution to the ...

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Mali’s Azawad Problem: is peace without victory possible? – By Kamissa Camara

15 May 2015 marked the official signing of the long awaited peace and reconciliation agreement between Mali’s government and the Arab and Tuareg rebel groups. These are the same groups who in 2012 took up arms against the central state in a rebellion, claiming an independent northern territory called ‘Azawad.’ May ...

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Cameroon and Boko Haram: government calls on the people to fund mobilisation – By Jean-Patient Tsala

For some months now the fight against Boko Haram in Cameroon has given rise to an unprecedented mobilisation of the population in support of the armed forces. Marches in support of the Cameroon Armed Forces (FAC), such as that of 28th February in Yaoundé, have more recently given way to ...

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