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First Year Students


Atabong Nkwinkeh


atabong Atabong is from the South West Region of Cameroon. He holds a BSc in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Buea. His research interests are child learning and behavior study.

Quote “ You only get remembered when you got a name ” Shamele Mackie



Ifeoluwa Adedeji

ifeoluwa Ifeoluwa was born in Ede, South Western Nigeria. Since completing a bachelor’s program in political science at the University of Ibadan, he has taught in the department of Local Government Studies at Nasarawa State Polytechnic; worked as a Research Assistant at the African Policy Research Institute; and served as a field agent for the Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria. His research interests revolve around comparative political institutions, and he currently seeks to interrogate democracy and stability in deeply divided societies in Africa using a historical institutionalist approach.

Quote: “ The world is large” – Okonkwo,  Things Fall Apart

Musa Dampha

Musa Dampha Musa was born in Bansang, Central River Region, The Gambia.  He holds an undergraduate degree in Development Studies and a minor in Economics from the University of The Gambia (UTG). He has worked with one Micro- financial institution in The Gambia called Supersonicz Financial Limited. His research focus will be centered on the environment. 

Quote: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest" - Benjamin Franklin  


Jerry Gaba

jerry Jerry Gaba is a native of the Volta Region of Ghana. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Development Communication from the African University College of Communications and, a Diploma in Information System Management from the Institute for the Management of Information System in the United Kingdom. His research interest is in using the African military as a tool for sustainable development.

Quote: “ Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better ” Albert Einstein.


Josephine Njeri Mwangi

josephine Josephine comes from Kenya. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Education Arts teaching subjects Geography and Kiswahili from Moi University, Kenya. She has also studied Certified Public Accountants(CPA). Her research interest is in education in hope to specialize in mental health, counseling and behavior study.

Quote:  ' 'The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose."Dr Myles Munroe

Joshua Okyere

joshua Joshua is from Kumasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana. He speaks English and Twi. He completed his undergraduate studies at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2014 and served as a Teaching Assistant in the History and Political Science Department. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in political Science. His research interest is in conflicts in Africa.

Quote: Where determination is predominant, failure cannot dismantle the flag of success.



Kiyieih Emmanuella Nyamnjoh

emmanuella Emmanuella was born in Cameroon in the NorthWest Province – Bamenda. She holds a  BA in Gender Studies and Social Development and an Honors Degree in Gender and Transformation from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He research interests revolve around identity formation through media representations of women and beauty, as well as women's responses to culture and gender-based violence in patriarchal traditions.

Quote: " You must be the change you want to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi.


Oumarou Abdoulaye Balarabe

omar Oumar holds a bachelor degree in Anglophone African Literature and Civilization from the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin. He is a Fulbright Scholar. His research interests include literature and civilization, education and development in the Third World Countries with a special focus on girl child education in rural areas.

Quote: " We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle.


Second Year Students


Anima Dorcas Donkor

Dorcas1 Anima comes from Kumasi, Ashanti, the Garden City of Ghana. She holds a B.A in Akan from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a Masters in Communication and Media Studies from University Education, Winneba, Ghana. Her research interest is Gender, Women, Popular Culture and Media Studies. 
Quote: “ The act of discovering who we are will force us to accept that we can go further than we think ” Paulo Coelho. 


Bakari K. Lumumba

Bakari 1
Mr. Lumumba is currently pursuing a dual masters degree in the fields of African Studies and Public Administration. His research interest include Pan-Africanism, politics, and the African centered socialization of Africana youth.
Quotes:  "If you lack confidence in self you are twice defeated in the race of life, but if you have   confidence you have won the race before it has even begun!!!!” Marcus Garvey
"The battlefield is everywhere, there is no sheltered rear " Paul Roberson





Benedictus Amudzi

Benedictus 1 Benedictus is from the Volta Region of Ghana. He holds M.A in Adult Education (Human Resource Development) from Wisconsin International University College, Accra Ghana and a B.Sc. Business Administration from University College of Management Studies, Kumasi Ghana.  His research interest in Business Communication in Africa.
Quote: " He who does not know can know from learning" (NEA ONNIM NO SUA A, OHU ) - Akan Proverb

Fatma Jabbari

Fatma 1 Fatma is a graduate researcher in youth civic engagement with Tunisia as a case study. She is working in a close collaboration with the research project Youth and political engagement in contemporary Africa (YoPo, Academy of Finland). Jabbari holds an MA in Communications and BA in English from Tunisia. She is pursuing her first year Masters degree in African Studies  and serves as an Arabic Teaching Assistant for the linguistics department.  Fatma is a former Fulbright FLTA (Foreign Language Teaching Assistant) Scholar, intern at the British Embassy in Tunisia and Program Coordinator with Search for Common Ground (SFCG). Her path as an activist comprises thematic of social reform, conflict transformation/peace-building and youth empowerment with different international NGOs as SFCG, WSF (World Social Forum) and Generations for Peace.
Quote: “Travel far enough, you meet yourself .”   David Mitchell

Macodou Fall

Macadou 1 Macodou is from Dakar, capital city of SENEGAL. He is a multidisciplinary person holding a DTS in Computer Sciences at the International I.T Academy of Dakar, a Professional Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management, a BA and MA in English Language and Civilization of the Commonwealth at Cheikh Anta DIOP University. Early involved in politics and development of local communities, he initiated in 2011 his greatest project ''Senegal Sustainable Tourism'' in order to help local communities take an entire benefit of this activity.
Presently at Ohio University African Studies' MA Program, he is interested in exploring a variety of fields related to African history, politics, literature and development studies that would be very relevant to help determine the African identity and then boost development all around the continent

Quote: ''Africa can and will only advance through African integration, which can be realized through the Federal United States of Africa'' Cheikh Anta DIOP


Madrine Mukaluziga

Madrine 1 Madrine comes from Uganda (The pearl of Africa). She did Business Management for her undergraduate degree at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA after which she returned home and served as Hospital Administrator in three different hospitals with the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi.  Her research interest is in social development and the African child.
Quote: “ Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”  Francis of Assisi

Nura Abubakar

Nura 1 Nura was born and raised in Gombe, Gombe State Nigeria. He studied B.A English at Gombe State University. He is an experienced Language teacher (Hausa), and also blogs on Kannywood - Nigeria's booming Hausa language film industry. His research interest is on Presentation of women in Hausa movies. 
Quote:  " The best of you are those who are best to the women " Tirmidhi



Shakirat Adesola Adetomiwa

SHAKIRAT 1 Shakirat is from Lagos State in Nigeria. She had her undergraduate degree in Animal Nutrition at Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. Her research interest is on development issues in sub -Saharan African, gender, and new and old media.
Quote: "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."- Albert Einstein   






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