Contributing authors in this edition

Arsene Brice Bado

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Arsène Brice Bado PhD, is the Vice-President for Academic Affairs at CERAP/Université Jésuite in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. He is a 2018 recipient of the SSRC’s APN Individual Research Grant, and a 2019 recipient of the SSRC’s APN Book Manuscript Completion Fellowship. Prior to his time at CERAP, Bado was a Southern Voices Network (SVN) Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, in 2015. He was also a visiting researcher at Yale University during the 2014-2015 academic year. Arsène was the 2017-2018 Anna and Donald Waite Endowed Chair at Creighton University in Omaha. His research interests include democracy, ethnic pluralism, conflict analysis, forced migration, electoral processes in conflict ridden societies, and foreign aid in Africa. His publications have appeared in the Journal of International Migration and Integration, Mediterranean Politics, Revue Études, Revue Relations, Débats-Courrier d’Afrique de l’Ouest, and La Civiltà Cattolica. In addition, he has contributed chapters to several books; in 2015 he edited a book titled Dynamiques des guerres civiles en Afrique: Une approche holiste, Paris: L’Harmattan. He is the author of Dignity across Borders: Forced Migration and Christian Social Ethics, Denver (Colorado): Outskirts Press, 2010. He obtained his PhD in political science from Laval University in Canada in 2016.

Gideon Chitanga

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Gideon H Chitanga is a PhD student at the University of Pretoria, Political Science, researching regional mediation, Pan-African diplomacy and democratic transition. He is also an academic fellow at Africa No Filter, researching how global media cover Africa, focusing on the African narrative. Chitanga is Africa analyst for CGTN. He is regularly featured on the major TV channels in South Africa, providing analysis on key continental issues.

Amini Kajunju

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Amini Kajunju, a Congolese national, is the executive director of the IUGB Foundation and formerly the President and CEO of the Africa-America Institute.

Mohamed Keita

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Mohamed Keita is an African affairs analyst and writer.

Gilbert Khadiagala

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Gilbert M Khadiagala is Jan Smuts Professor of International Relations and Director of the African Center for the Study of the United States (ACSUS) at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Francis Kornegay

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Francis Kornegay is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Global Dialogue-University of South Africa and alumnus of The Wilson Centre in Washington. His most recent co-edited publication is: Africa and the World: Navigating Shifting Geopolitics (Mapungubwe Institute of Strategic Reflection, 2020).

Philani Mthembu

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Dr. Philani Mthembu is Executive Director at the Institute for Global Dialogue, an independent foreign policy think tank based in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa. His recent publications include a single authored book titled ‘China and India's Development Cooperation in Africa: The Rise of Southern Powers’, a co-edited book titled ‘From MDGs to Sustainable Development Goals: The Travails of International Development’, a co-edited book titled ‘Africa and the World: Navigating Shifting Geopolitics’, and a co-edited book titled ‘Africa-China Cooperation: Towards an African Policy on China?’

Charles Prempeh

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Charles Prempeh is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge in the UK.

Siviwe Rikhotso

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Siviwe Rikhotso is an ACSUS Wits geopolitical researcher and MA candidate in the Wits International Relations department.

Temesgen Tesfamariam

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Temesgen Tesfamariam is a PhD senior researcher at the Research and Documentation Center in Asmara, Eritrea; a lecturer in the Department of History, College of Business and Social Science, Adi-Keih, Eritrea, and a 2020 fellow of the African Peacebuilding Network in the Social Science Research Council.

Muema Wambua

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Muema Wambua is a PhD candidate in international relations at the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa). He holds a Master of Arts degree in international relations (Summa Cum Laude) from USIU-Africa and a Bachelor of Arts in history (First Class Honors) from Kenyatta University, Kenya. He is the author of “The Ethnification of Electoral Conflicts in Kenya: Options for Positive Peace” (2017), published by African Journal on Conflict Resolution and “Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding: The ICC and TJRC"

Job Wefwafwa

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Job Allan Wefwafwa is a postgraduate candidate and tutorial fellow in the Wits Media Studies Department.