Debaters gather around newspaper stalls – (Mostly) men gather around newspaper vendors to read headlines and discuss the issues of the day, resulting in loud and furious debates.
Newspaper sales in decline – Economic instability and online news has lead to falling sales.
Free readers may negotiate a fee with vendors – They are called free readers because no one actually buys the paper. Sometimes readers have to bargain for a price to read the latest news.
Discussions have intensified in recent times – The recent Presidential election in the country and Africa Cup of Nations football tournament have led to an increase in debates around newspaper stands.
Stall owners have welcomed free readers – Debaters act as an advertisement for vendors and help counteract a decrease in sales, vendors said.