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Chinaecherem Thankgod Ugwu

Chinaecherem Ugwu is a Nigerian program manager and developmental consultant.

Kessy Mugabo Kayiganwa

Kessy M.Kayiganwa is currently working as a communications account manager at Co-creation Hub (CcHUB ) Africa.

Chelsea Arakaza

Chelsea Arakaza is a freelance writer and an advocate for Social Justice.

Jude Kagoro

Dr. Jude Kagoro is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (InIIS), Bremen University, Germany. He works in “Knowledge Production in Peace and Security Policy”, a research project focusing on Somalia and funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Segun R. Bello

Dr Segun R Bello teaches at the Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu Nigeria. He is a publisher, public analyst and specialist in wood utilization, biowaste management, and agricultural mechanization,

Justus Ndolo

Justus Muvengei Ndolo is a Kenyan journalist passionate about politics, governance, business and technology.

Kelvin Jakachira

Kelvin Jakachira is an independent journalist based in Harare, Zimbabwe. He writes in his personal capacity.

Chidinma Okolo

Dr Chidinma Okolo is a Nigerian trained scientist. She is currently aiding the delivery of world class science in the national science facility in the United Kingdom.She writes in her own capacity. LinkedIn: Dr Chidinma Okolo

Doaa A.Moneim

Doaa A.Moneim is Head of the Business and Economic Affairs Section at Ahram Online, and Senior Economic Affairs Editor of the business journal of the AmCham Egypt, “Business Monthly”.

Soha Benchekroun

Soha Benchekroun is an engineer by training specialized in strategic management, and an independent researcher in sustainable development. Her research interests include alternative societal and business models, frugal technology, and social and environmental justice with a focus on Africa and the emerging South.

Mohamed Kheir Omer

Mohamed Kheir Omer, Ph.D., is both an author and researcher based in Norway and focuses on African political matters. Previously, he served as Dean of the College of Agriculture and Aquatic Sciences at the University of Asmara in Eritrea

Momodou Taal

Momodou Taal is a PhD candidate at Cornell University. He is Gambian.

Chike Chukudebelu

Chike Chukudebelu (Onye Nkuzi) is a Lagos based experienced business consultant with a keen interest in geopolitics, especially Africa’s evolution in the 21st Century. He can be reached at @cchukudebelu on Twitter.

Brian Amwai

Brian Amwai is a Kenyan based Journalist covering Current affairs, Business and Political Economy

Ondiro Oganga

Ondiro Oganga is a Business journalist with over 6 years of experience working in East and West Africa covering major business events and developing stories

David Hundeyin

David is a Nigerian writer and investigative journalist majoring in business, politics and security. His work appears in The Africa Report, Al Jazeera, West Africa Weekly and The New Yorker Magazine. He is the 2023 Distinguished James Currey Fellow at the Centre for African Studies, University of Cambridge.

Geoff Iyatse

Geoff Iyatse is the Business Editor of The Guardian, Nigeria. He has 15 years of experience in media practice and journalism and holds degrees in communication and economics.

Gilbert Kalisa

Gilbert Kalisa is a researcher in International Relations and Conflict Studies. He holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Brussels

Christoph N. Vogel

Christoph N. Vogel is a writer and researcher. He is the author of Conflict Minerals Inc. (Hurst and OUP, 2022) and has been working on conflict and politics in the Great Lakes region for 15 years

Chidiebere J. Onwutuebe

Chidiebere J. Onwutuebe (Ph.D.) is a researcher and senior lecturer in the Department of International Relations, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. His areas of research interest include, among others, climate change and resource crises in the Sahel and politics of underdevelopment in the West African sub-region

Suzie Ndaundika Shefeni

Suzie Ndaundika Shefeni is an independent researcher of intra-African relations, foreign policy and necropolitics based in Windhoek, Namibia. She is a member of Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS)

William J Mpofu

Dr William J Mpofu is Researcher at the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies(WiCDS), University of the Witwatersrand, and Senior Research Associate of Good Governance Africa (GGA), SADC Region. He writes in his personal capacity.

Phethani Madzivhandila

Phethani Madzivhandila is a historian and activist based in South Africa

Chimezie Anajama

Chimezie Anajama is a development and policy researcher. Previously, she supported the Bonn-based International Tax Compact in implementing the Addis Tax Initiative and the Network of Tax Organisations in pursuit of a fair and efficient global tax system. She founded the non-profit – Blooming Social Pen (formerly Nwuliareads Initiative) – in response to Africa and Nigeria’s inclusive development and human capital gaps.

Njideka Agbo

Njideka Agbo is the former editor of Nigeria’s leading elite publication, Guardian Life. She currently works as a media consultant for various organizations, where she is committed to adding value to brands through her wealth of experience and a solid media network in Nigeria.

Yaw Mankatah Asare

Yaw Mankatah Asare is a Twi Instructor and a research coordinator with Saman Archive. He also writes news stories for Diaspora Affairs, Office of the President, Ghana. He holds an M.Phil in Afrikan Studies. He lives and works in Ghana

Gatete Nyiringabo Ruhumuliza

Me. Gatete Nyiringabo Ruhumuliza is a Human Rights Lawyer and Senior Fellow at the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR-Rwanda)

Freedom C. Onuoha

Dr Freedom Chukwudi Onuoha is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He consults for international organizations, national authorities and civil society organisations on security sector reform and governance.

Poorva Karkare

Poorva Karkare is a policy officer at ECDPM working on the political economy of economic transformation through industrialisation and its interactions with regional integration. She studied development economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

Bruce Byiers

Dr. Bruce Byiers is a development economist with a DPhil from the University of Sussex. Originally from Scotland, he leads the ECDPM Programme on African Economic Integration where his work is focused on applying political economy analysis to regional integration in terms of industrialisation, trade corridors and the regional organisations around them.

Francis Mangeni

Dr. Francis Mangeni is Senior Fellow of Nelson Mandela School of Public Administration. He is also the former Director of Trade and Customs of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and former Regional Trade Policy Advisor at the Commission of the African Union.

Andrew Mold

Andrew Mold is the Chief, Regional Integration and the AfCFTA Cluster, with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. He has a Masters in Economics and Politics of Development from Cambridge University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid.

Bojana Coulibaly

Dr. Bojana Coulibaly is a conflict discourse analyst and a researcher in atrocity prevention. She manages the Harvard African Language Program

Bakani M. Ncube

Bakani M. Ncube is a Zimbabwean pharmacist with an interest in pharmaceutical regulatory affairs and policy analysis, particularly in the African context. He is the Assistant Editor of the Pharmaceutical Journal of Zimbabwe, a Trustee at the Centre for Health Equity Zimbabwe.

Michael Rubin

Dr Michael Rubin has a PhD and an MA in history from Yale University. He is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He is also the author, coauthor, and coeditor of several books exploring diplomacy, Iranian history, Arab culture, Kurdish studies, and Shi’ite politics.

Christine Nkulikiyinka

Ambassador Christine Nkulikiyinka is the Chief Executive Officer of Rwanda Cooperation

Shania Arielle Akeza

Shania Arielle Akeza is a member of Peace and Love Proclaimers (PLP)

Eric Murangwa Eugene

Eric Murangwa Eugene MBE is the founder and CEO of the Ishami Foundation

Utumatwishima Abdallah

Dr Uwumatwishima Abdallah is a medical doctor

Yolande Mukagasana

Yolande Mukagasana is a writer and a survivor of the Genocide against the Tutsi

Yann Gwet

Yann Gwet is a journalist and lecturer at The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Rwanda

Jessica Mwiza

Jessica Mwiza is the Vice President of Ibuka, France

Fredrick Ogenga

Prof. Fredrick Ogenga is an Associate Professor in Media and Security Studies and the Founding Director of the Center for Media, Democracy, Peace, and Security at Rongo University, Kenya.

Mordecai Ogada

Dr. Mordecai Ogada is a Conservation policy consultant. His work includes scholarly examination of the policy problems and prejudices that underlie the challenges of biodiversity conservation in the Global South. He currently serves as Director of Conservation Solutions Afrika, a natural resource management consultancy firm.

Alexander Onukwue

Alexander Onukwue is a Nigerian journalist. He has a Master of Research and Public Policy degree, under the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), from the University of Lagos.

Hannah Borowski

Hannah Borowski is a project manager in the education sector. She is a German national.

Linda Melvern

Stephen Chacha

Mr Stephen Chacha is the Director of East Africa Hub – Development Initiatives.

Philani Mthembu

Dr Philani Mthembu is Executive Director at the Institute for Global Dialogue, an independent foreign policy think tank based in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa.

Sasha Alyson

Sasha Alyson, a US citizen, writes about the colonial nature of aid on, and on Twitter as @TrojanAid. He has been doing literacy and education work in Laos for 16 years.

Ogbéni Adémola

Ademola is a Nigerian political analyst. He is a graduate in Accounting, and a Pan Africanist committed to using his artistic skills to sensitize the people of Africa on the factors of their oppression.

Donald Kaberuka

Dr Donald Kaberuka is a Rwandan economist and the former president of the African Development Bank. Since 2020, he is the African Union’s Special Envoy in charge of mobilising international economic support for the continent in the fight against COVID-19.

Eric Mwakibete

Erick Mwakibete is a Tanzanian socio-political commentator and analyst based in Dar es Salaam.

Martin K. Ngoga

Ambassador Martin K. Ngoga is the High Commissioner for Rwanda to Kenya.

Jean-Luc Galabert

Jean-Luc Galabert is a French anthropologist, writer, and editor who wrote several books and articles about the history and culture of Rwanda. He participated in the founding of Izuba Editions, which publishes Rwandan and African authors. He also contributes to the consultancy firm “Inter-Culturel”.

Jonathan Said

Jonathan Said is an economic development specialist and manager with 18 years of experience. He works with governments and African international organisations to accelerate economic transformation and job creation. He is on the board of Growth Teams, a not for profit organisation that facilitates industrial policy implementation and capacity development.

Niwe Chaste

Niwe Chaste is Director Of Academic Services at Bridge2Rwanda. He is a Rwandan national.

Mikhail Nyamweya

Mushaija Geoffrey

Alice Bayingana

Raissa Giramata

Giramata Raissa is a copywriter, blogger, visual storyteller, and content creator with a forte in Graphic designing. Her work mainly focuses on how to modernize Africa without westernizing it.

Veronique Nyiramongi Mbaye

Veronique Nyiramongi Mbaye is a copywriter and cultural commentator. Her work principally critiques West and East African post-colonial political movements.

Marie Maxime Umubonwa

Serge Kamuhinda

Nathalie Munyampenda

Nshuti Lucy Mbabazi

Lucy Nshuti Mbabazi is the Head of Africa Advocacy and Partnerships of The Better Than Cash Alliance. She is Rwandan

Urujeni Rosine

Acting CEO of Rwanda Cooperation