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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Nigeria and the US press the reset button on relations – By Lagun Akinloye

The four day official visit to the United States embarked upon by President Muhammadu Buhari drew to a close last Wednesday as he arrived back in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. The trip, heralded as a thaw in relations between both countries, was aimed at repairing and renewing a partnership that ...

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Why Nigeria Should Think of itself as Central African – By Muktar Usman-Janguza

The 'concentric circle' model which frames how Nigeria’s foreign policy thinkers view our region places the country exclusively in West Africa. Consequently West Africa has traditionally been the main focus of the country’s regional diplomacy. West Africa also remains the arena of Nigeria’s boldest and most celebrated diplomatic initiatives to date – ...

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No longer at ease: clouds on the horizon for Botswana's conservation success story – By Keith Somerville

Without belabouring the Chinua Achebe motif, Botswana's conservation community is less at ease than it is used to being but the country is still far from seeing things fall apart. Botswana has long prided itself on its advances in conserving key habitats and species and implementing a tough but generally ...

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The Political crisis leaves Burundi on the Brink of Economic Collapse – By Lorraine Nkengurutse

Economic activities have been effectively paralysed in Bujumbura as well as in other parts of the country since demonstrations against president Pierre Nkurunziza started. Violent protests are a near daily occurrence in the capital, ever since President Nkurunziza announced on 25 April his intention to seek a third term in ...

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Sudan's President Omar al Bashir

Bashir’s Autocratic Regime is Fighting for its Survival - By Hamid E. Ali and Ahmed Hussain Adam

Omar al Bashir’s autocracy is unwinding faster than any observer can predict. The recent diplomatic fiasco over the International Criminal Court’s arrest warrants in South Africa clearly demonstrate his government’s lack of vision. Simple legal counselling could have averted the humiliation, not only for Bashir but for the nation he claims to represent. ...

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