Lonzen Rugira

Dr Lonzen Rugira is a Rwandan independent consultant in applied policy research and a public affairs commentator. He is a former academic at Howard University and at the University of Rwanda

Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu

Dr Chika Ezeanya Esiobu is a writer currently based in Los Angeles, California. She is the author of Indigenous Knowledge and Education in Africa (Springer: 2019). Her blog is

Lionel Manzi

Lionel Manzi is a Burundian national and a political provocateur at the Pan African Review. He is also a farmer.

Frederick Golooba-Mutebi

Dr Frederick Golooba-Mutebi is an independent researcher. He is a former executive director of Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) and has been attached to the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. Golooba has a double nationality, Ugandan and Rwandan.

Bernard Sabiti

Bernard Sabiti is a Ugandan researcher and public policy analyst. He can be reached at:

Olivier Mushimire

Olivier Mushimire is a lecturer at the Kigali Independent University school of law. A passionate advocate of human rights and justice for genocide survivors for about a decade – writing principally about EAC legal system, genocide denial and criminal justice. Olivier is also a Rwandan civil servant who reflects on the transformation of Rwanda as a chapter of the African revolution.

Alphonse Muleefu

Dr. Alphonse Muleefu is a Senior Lecturer – UR School of Law and author of The Independence of the International Criminal Court: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Intersentia, 2019). He is a Rwandan national.

Ndayisaba Gateka

Dr Ndayisaba Gateka is a Burundian healthcare specialist and an independent analyst on African affairs. He mainly tackles matters of health, economics, and religion in Africa. He can be reached at

Emmanuel Matambo

Dr Emmanuel Matambo is a Senior Researcher at the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Africa-China Studies Twitter @EKMatambo

Kingsley Ugwuanyi

Dr Kingsley Ugwuanyi is the copy editor for Pan African Review. He holds a PhD in English and is an academic of Linguistics at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and at University of Nigeria, Nsukka Enugu State, Nigeria. He is a Nigerian. Email:

Moses Khisa

Dr Moses Khisa is Assistant Professor of Political Science in the School of Public & International Affairs at North Carolina State University. His research and teaching interests include the political economy of development, politics of institutional change, civil-military relations, among others.

Chikodiri Nwangwu

Dr Chikodiri Nwangwu teaches Political Science at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. His research and teaching interests straddle political economy, election studies, and counterinsurgency. He is a member of APSA, NPSA, AROCSA and CORN-West Africa. Email:

Levi Kabwato

Levi Kabwato is a Malawian journalist

Stephen Phiri

Dr Stephen Phiri is a post-doctoral fellow with the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS), University of Johannesburg, specialising in Africa and the post-colonial state. He is an alumnus of the NIHSS-CODESRIA Doctoral Fellowship.

Daniel Ugwu

Dr. Daniel Onyedikachi Ugwu is a lecturer, researcher, and advocate of environmental sustainability and good governance. He is a Nigerian.

Joachim Buwembo

Joachim Buwembo is a social and political commentator based in Kampala. For over three decades, he has edited national newspapers in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. He now conducts mentorship programmes in Health, Environment/Climate Change and Development Journalism.

Yusuf Serunkuma

Yusuf Serunkuma is a scholar based at Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) at Makerere University in Kampala. He is the author of the recently published book, Non-Essential Humans: Essays on Governance, Ruin and Survival in Covid-19 Uganda (2022)

Nduka Orjinmo

Nduka Orjinmo is a Nigerian journalist, writer and photographer based in Abuja.