The African Journalism Fund (AJF) is a part of the African Arguments commissioning budget reserved from journalists from African countries living and working in the continent.

The intention is to provide an outlet for regular writers to publish opinion “˜op-ed’ style pieces for an international audience on country or region-specific themes. Having talked to many journalists from African countries, we have learned that even for its more accomplished practitioners, professional writing can be a precarious existence. We therefore aim to make a small contribution to the opportunities available for African journalists pursuing a career in writing.

We also want to strengthen African Arguments’ networks within Africa, growing our audience outside of the more easily accessed niches within European and US academia, NGOs and policy-makers.

To find out more about how you can start writing for African Arguments through the AJF (and our rates) please contact AA editor James Wan: editor[@]

Our current AJF writers are profiled below. We also publish many more pieces from African journalists through our country-focused reporting projects, ‘Making Sense of the Sudans’ and ‘The Nigeria Forum’.