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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Do Nigeria’s female suicide attackers point to desperation or high ambition for Boko Haram? – By Elizabeth Pearson

On Sunday November 16th a suicide attacker targeted a mobile phone market in Azare, in North East Nigeria’s Bauchi state, leaving at least thirteen people dead. It was the second suicide bombing in Azare in the space of a week, and the second carried out by a woman. Azare was not ...

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Congo's leadership beyond 2016: Is Moïse Katumbi's star on the rise? – By Kris Berwouts and Manya Riche

Manya and Kris conducted research for DFID DRC’s ‘Evidence, Analysis and Coordination Programme’ (EACP), on behalf of Integrity Research and Consultancy, in April and May 2014. The aim was to present some scenarios based on the pending questions in the years leading to the elections scheduled for 2016. The confidential study ...

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What chance for Buhari? Fourth Time’s the Charm for The General – By Mark Amaza

As it had been widely expected, former Head of State General Muhammadu Buhari recently declared his intentions to run for the office of the President in the 2015 General Elections on the platform of the main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC). The party is yet to select its Presidential candidate, ...

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Burkina Faso after Compaoré: Continuity through Change? - By Valerie Arnould

The removal on 31 October of Blaise Compaoré, who was president of Burkina Faso for 27 years, following street protests, has been welcomed as a momentous event. In a continent where state leaders often desperately cling to power until their death or they are removed through violent force, the ‘Burkina ...

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Mozambique Elections: big win or big fix for Frelimo? – By Cate Reid

After a long and chaotic counting process, Mozambique has a new president. Filipe Nyusi, the little-known candidate of the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (Frelimo) party, counted on the party’s traditional loyalists and a hard-fought campaign (which rapidly raised his profile) to come through with a convincing 57% of the vote. The opposition ...

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