These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate African Arguments Left-Center Biased due to word choices that favor the left and highly factual due to thorough and credible sourcing.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched in 2009 by London-based Royal African Society, African Arguments is a Pan-African blogging platform covering news, investigation, and opinion pertaining to Africa. African Arguments describes its objective as “seek to analyze issues facing the continent, investigate the stories that matter, and amplify a diversity of voices.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Royal African Society owns and publishes African Arguments. The Open Society Foundation, Miles Morland Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, and #AfricaNoFilter (a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors) support and fund the project.
Analysis / Bias
In review, African Arguments use loaded language in their headlines and the body of articles such as: “Tillerson didn’t do much for Africa. Pompeo could well be worse.” They typically utilize credible sources such as Inter Press Service (IPS), Reuters, parliament. Uk, Transparency International, Bloomberg, and national news sources specific to the country they are reporting about such as www.nation.co.ke for Kenya, Vanguard (Nigeria), and www.thecitizen.co.tz for Tanzania.
When it comes to US politics, their word choices are anti-Trump such as “Trump’s Africa policy: Unclear and uncertain.” In general, they are fact-based with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate African Arguments Left-Center Biased due to word choices that favor the left and highly factual due to thorough and credible sourcing. (M. Huitsing 4/8/2018) Updated 12/23/2021)
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