Second Year Students
Doreen is a graduate from the University of Ghana with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French with Political Science. She is from Navrongo in the Upper East region of Ghana and her research interest lies in the domain of governance and the strengthening of institutions in Africa.
Quote: "Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life," by Omar Khayyam.
Ishmael Laryea Konney
Ishmael is a young man who hails from La in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. He completed University of Education, Winneba with a Bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts. His research interest is to delve deeply into promoting African Cultural Values through the Arts.
Quote: "No one knows tomorrow except God," by Asa
John Ernest Ashietey
John comes from Accra, Ghana. He holds a Bachelor's degree in French and Sociology(minor) from KNUST, Ghana. His interests are in Francophone African Literature and how education can be used as a tool for development.
Quote: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world," by Nelson Mandela
Kofi graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with a bachelors’ degree in political science. He hails from (Ahenema Kokoben) Kumasi in Ghana. He is interested in public policy making in Africa and its effect on the judicial system. He plays soccer, loves music and plays the trumpet.
Quote: "Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well u do," it by Louis Leo Holtz
Maha Ahmed Osman Shibini
Maha Ahmed Osman Shibini is a journalist and researcher. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Omdruman Islamic University with major in journalism and public relations. She is originally from Abri in Northern Sudan. She is interested in Media, Culture and Gender Development. She speaks Nubian and Arabic.
Quote: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better” by Maya Angelou.
Margaret Wanjiru Gatonye
Margaret Gatonye holds an MA in Project Planning and Management from the University of Nairobi and a BA in Communication from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She is from Kenya and has interest in social inclusion, community development and policy. She wants to use knowledge in African Studies to influence national and regional policy, and to promote social inclusiveness and sustainable development in Africa.
Quote: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world," by Mahatma Gandhi
Prince Kwarteng – Crooklynn
Prince grew up in Osu, a suburb of Accra, Ghana but originally hails from the Ashanti region of Ghana. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Project Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Prince speaks Twi, Ga, Fante and English. He is interested in researching on Development issues in Africa.
Quote: "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit," by Harry S Truman
Prince Osei Asibia Duodu
Prince hails from Offinso in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Studies from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). His research interest are in governance, public sector reforms and public policy and how this will serve as a transformational tool to improve public service delivery in Africa.
Quote: "Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right," by Henry Ford
Samuel K Egyir
Samuel comes from Central Region, Ghana. He completed his undergraduate studies at University for Development Studies where he majored in Economics and Entrepreneurship. His research area is development economics.
Quote: "Do not let yesterday take up too much of today," by Will Rogers
Tigistu Tiruneh Beyene
Tigistu is from Ethiopia, the cradle of human beings and where coffee originated. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature from Hawass University, and a Master's of Arts degree in English Literature from Addis Ababa University. He has been working as a lecturer of English language and literature at Woldia University, Ethiopia. His research focuses on the history, identity, wisdom, and geography of Africa from the perspectives of western discourses.
Quote: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world," by Nelson Mandela "
Wawire Namisoho Purity
Wawire Namisoho Purity is a teacher and researcher. She holds a BA in Education Arts from Egerton University with a major in Kiswahili literature and Religious Studies. She is born and raised in a small town in Kitale, Western part of Kenya, where family resides. She is interested in education, religion and Gender development focusing on the immediate challenges affecting Africa’s education system, religion and intersections of language and African traditional beliefs. She aims to improve Africa livelihood, religion and social life.
Quote: "Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and never give up," by Rachel Corrie
First Year Students
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
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.
Ama Boatemaa Appiah-Kubi
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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