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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Somalia declared a famine in 2011 and is facing severe warnings again. Credit: Photo/Stuart Price.

Droughts in East Africa becoming more frequent, more devastating

Can the cycle be broken? If the current drought in the East Africa brings a sense of déjà vu, it’s because we’ve been here before – several times. This is a region where the global forces of climate change, forced migration, and volatile food supply converge, resulting in severe hunger and, at ...

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Uganda: Museveni's routes to staying in power beyond 2021

It wouldn't be a surprise to see President Museveni, or immediate family, stay in power past 2021. The question is how. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was confirmed as the winner of Uganda’s presidential election for a fifth consecutive time on 20 February 2016. However, if the president is to stay in office ...

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Cameroon sabotages own digital economy plan with internet shutdown

Cameroon aspires to be a tech hub and "multiply by 50" jobs in ICTs. But high costs, poor infrastructure and the internet blackout in Silicon Mountain undermine this vision. For nearly two months now, Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions have been living under an internet blackout. Communication by email and social media has ...

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Nigeria: While Buhari's away...

Relations between the Absent President, the Acting President, the "cabal" and the APC were complex and often tense before. The could get all the more so. For all the criticisms that could be levelled against President Muhammadu Buhari since coming to office, he has been nothing but meticulous when it comes ...

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How African feminism changed the world

Today as ever, African female activists are reshaping not just African feminist agendas but global ones as well. One of the great fallacies one still hears today is that feminism started in the Global North and found its way to the Global South. Another is that universal understandings of women’s rights ...

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