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Angelah Bor

Angelah Bor

Angelah is a native of Kenya. She earned her bachelor’s in mass communication-Public Relations from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya. She has working experience in public relations handling clients in sectors like agriculture, sport, finance, education, and development. Her research includes Development Communication with a bias in environmental sustinability.


Quote: “You cannot exhaust Knowledge”




Joshua (Josh) Osondu

Joshua Osondu

Joshua hails from Ghana. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. His research interest studies “The impact of Traditional Laws on modern practices of slavery in Africa”.


Quote: Dreams don’t work unless you do-John. C. Maxwell.




Offei Judith

Judith Offeibea Offei

Judith hails from Obosomasi in Eastern region of Ghana. She completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts from University of Education, Winneba. Her research intends to study the development of under-explored African cultures through performing arts and its relevance to social-cultural development across the globe.


Quote: Do your best until you know better. Then when you know better, do better-Maya Angelou.




First-Year Students


Akoeda John  

John earned his undergrad degree at the University of Education Winneba, Ghana, BA in Political Science and Economics Education, and master’s degree at the University of Ghana, Legon. His MPhil was in Political Science with a research Area in International Relations, his research area was in the Politics of Trade Disputes in the fourth Republic: The case of Ghana and Nigeria. Currently, he is with the Center for International Studies (African Studies) and his research interest is in dealing with the Proliferation of Immigrant Street beggars in Ghana: A case study of Accra.

Quote: “The vision awaits the appointed time.”  

Amaadi Louisa  

Louisa is a Ghanaian who hails from Aburi in the Eastern Region of Ghana. She has a BA in Strategic Communications from the African University College of Communications in Ghana. Presently, she is presently pursuing a master's degree in African Studies at Ohio University.  

Her research would be centered on the role of feminism in creating an alternative culture for the African woman.  


Quote: “Do everything in excellence whether people are watching you or not, make excellence your habit.” – Dr. Mensa Otabil  



Amie Bah

Bah Amie  

Amie is a first-year students in the African studies program at the CIS. She is a graduate of the University of The Gambia, where she obtained a BA in Development studies.   

Amie also worked in civil society with different organizations key among which is Fulbe Africa. Her research interest revolves around government, civic-engagement, and development. She is interested in looking at how governments utilize social media and instant messaging as part of their e-government initiatives.  

Quote: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” - Mahatma Gandhi.  





Bah Umar Alpha

Alpha Bah   

Umaru Alpha Bah, comes from Sierra Leone. He studies his undergraduate studies in Social Work at Fourah Bay College the University of Sierra Leone. He was born in Freetown the capital city of Sierra Leone. He is currently studying his MA in African Studies and is interested in researching about the long-term health problems of COVID-19 in Sierra Leone.   

Quote: “It all takes a time”  




Chukwu Gerard Chidiebere

Chidiebere Chukwu Gerard   

 Chukwu is from Enugu, Nigeria and proudly Igbo. He acquired a B.Sc. in Political Science from University of Nigeria, Nsukka and currently pursuing an M.A. Degree in African Studies at Ohio University. He is understudying how the actions and inactions of political actors at global and local levels affect the common man. He is a photographer and graphic designer.  


Quote: “Business Before Pleasure”.  





Donkoh Jennifer Ayewa

Donkor Jennifer Ayewa Dankwaa   

Jennifer is a Ghanaian, an Asante who hails from Kumasi. She has a BA in French and Linguistics and an MA in Translation. Most of her career has been with various civil society organizations working in both programs and communication capacities. She also has an extensive language teaching experience in French, English as a Foreign Language and Akan language. She enjoys article writing, blogging and makeup artistry and would like to center her research on African women's rights and agency  

Quote: "Fall forward. Sometimes it's the best way to figure out where you're going." - Denzel Washington  




Gyan Phyllis Ang-e-mwin  

Phyllis is from Chaang in the Upper West Region of Ghana. She had her bachelor’s degree in Geography and Resource Development at the University of Ghana Legon. Currently, she is pursuing a master’s degree in African Studies at Ohio University. Her research interest is in the use of Geoinformation Technology in solving the problem of access to healthcare. (Equitable distribution of healthcare resources in Africa).  

Quote: “Life is like a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein  



Jallow Teslima

Jallow Teslima   

Teslima is an inspiring activist and a community development devotee with over 10 years of experience working with communities in developing life transforming self-led programs having lasting impacts in their lives. He is a seasoned grant writer with a proven record of accomplishment in grant writing and management. Teslima is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumnus, a U.S Department of State funded program for young African Leaders. He has a strong passion for volunteerism and impacting social change in local communities. His research is on “studying the historical and contemporary global importance and finding practical solutions for complex social development issues in Africa.”  





Mohammed Kamara Sallieu

Kamara Mohammed Sallieu     

Kamara was born in Matotoka town, Northern province of Sierra Leone.  

 He studied at the university of Sierra Leone, Fourah Bay college for a diploma in Peace and Conflict studies with a distinction and continue with a bachelor’s degree in History and Sociology with Division one. He would like his research paper to be centered on the causes of (Corruption and Government of Sierra Leone).  

Quote: “If there is no Enemy within, the Enemy outside can do us no harm.”  



Tamakloe Magdalene   

Magdalene is from the Volta region of Ghana and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Archaeology with Psychology from the University of Ghana. Her research interest is to assess the implementation of sustainable development goal (3) on the well-being of the African child: With Ghana as a case study.  

Quote: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela  


Recent Graduates 

 Amogelang Dijeng

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Amogelang hails from Botswana. She holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from University of Pretoria, South Africa. Her research focus on Post-Colonial Colonialism-International Factors and Actors Marring African Socio-Economic and Political Development.

Quote: “I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.”-Nelson Mandela



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Angela Naa Odofley Manko

Angela is a graduate from the University of Ghana-Legon who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She hails from the Greater Accra Region of Ghana and her research interest lies in gender and health issues across the global.

Quote: Be aware of the darkness but your focus should always be the light- Tyler Perry.



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Ama Boatemaa Appiah-Kubi

Ama is from Ashanti region located in Republic of Ghana. She is a graduate from University of Ghana with her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Adult Education. Her research focus are Gender studies, identity construction and intercultural communication.

Quote: “I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.”-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.



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Ewurabena Edufua Krampah

Ewurabena holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. She hails from Cape Coast in the Central region of Ghana. Her research focus aims at restructuring the system of education in Ghana and Sustainability of Non-Profit Organization.

Quote: The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall by Nelson Mandela.



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Fatou Drammeh

Fatou hails from The Gambia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honors) in Development Studies from University of The Gambia. She is interested in enhancing women’s economic empowerment and sustainable livelihood.

Quote: A winner is a dreamer who never gives up. Nelson Mandela.




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Freeman Uchenna Enem

Freeman is from Enugu State in Nigeria. He earned his bachelor’s degrees in Political Science, General Studies and Global Studies from Idaho State University. He is interested in African democracy, Economic relations and Political dynamics in Africa. He runs a humanitarian foundation back in Nigeria.

Quote: The disasters of Africa is that Africans are in the business of canonizing thieves and demonizing its saints. PLO Lumumba.



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George Ofori-Atta

George is from Akyem-Anyinam, a small town in the Eastern Region of Ghana. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. His research interests lie within history and environmental policies in Africa, African politics and African diaspora.

Quote: “Where’s our Light? We can’t be Light of the World and dwell in darkness.” Apostle Eric Nyamekye




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Jackline Awino Otieno

Jackie is from Kenya and is the co-founder of MACT Kenya, which is a child protection organization based in Kenya. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Development Studies from Management University of Africa in Kenya. Jacky’s research interests are broadly focused on child protection, Maternal and Child Health, and Gender development. As a student of African Studies, Jacky aims at refining her skills in policy advocacy and promotion of both children and women rights in Africa.

Quote: You must remain focused in your journey to greatness by Les Brown



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Jainaba Suso

Jainaba is from West Coast Region of The Gambia. She received her undergraduate degree in Development Studies from University of The Gambia. Her research interest is urban planning and environmental management.

Quote: Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed by Mahatma Gandhi.



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Jeremiah (Jerry) Commey

Jerry hails from Ghana. He obtained his undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Swahili from University of Ghana and University of Dar Es Salaam. Tanzania respectively. His research aims at Humanitarian crisis in Africa (Central Africa).

Quote: “There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.”- Shakespeare




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Oyinade Adesina

Oyinade hails from Nigeria. She gained her undergraduate degree in Communication and Language Arts from University of Ibadan. Her research focus is related to gender inequalities in Africa.

Quote: “Life is only meaningful when we are striving for a goal.” Aristotle