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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Five debut Nigerian novels to read in 2015 - By Ogo Okafor

Nigeria is an acknowledged giant in world literature. Whilst Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie are the usual suspects that may come to mind, new faces are continuously emerging on the literary scene with bracing new ideas and fresh new novels. Ahead of the Africa Writes book and literature ...

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Burundi: protesters face increasing danger as parliamentary polls held – By Lorraine Nkengurutse

Burundi’s parliamentary elections took place on June 29th (despite efforts to delay them) and were boycotted by most opposition parties following claims of fraud, irregularities and violence during the election process. The European Union, African Union, East African Community and United Nations Secretary General have asked that the elections be ...

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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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