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. He is the Executive Director at The Karisimbi Institute. Golooba has a double nationality, Ugandan and Rwandan.
Bernard Sabiti is a Ugandan researcher and public policy analyst. He can be reached at: bernardsabiti@gmail.com
Dr Chika Ezeanya Esiobu is the Principal of Julani Varsity and author of Indigenous Knowledge and Education in Africa (Springer: 2019). In 2019, she was recognised as one of the most influential persons of African descent under 40.
Dr Emmanuel Matambo is a Senior Researcher at the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Africa-China Studies Twitter @EKMatambo
Lionel Manzi is Burundian national who is a policy analyst at The Karisimbi Institute and a political provocateur at the Pan African Review. He is also a farmer. He can be reached out at sun_nel@hotmail.com
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
Olivier Mushimire is an associate researcher at The Karisimbi Institute and 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. He has also a keen interest in ethical, social and cultural questions that the African continent is faced with. Olivier is also a Rwandan civil servant who reflects on the transformation of Rwanda as a chapter of the African revolution.
Veronique Nyiramongi Mbaye is a copywriter and cultural commentator. Her work principally critiques West and East African post-colonial political movements.
Dr. Olayinka Oyegbile is a journalist and writer with over two and a half decades of practice as a journalist. He is a Fellow of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Public Health Reporting. He has worked with The Guardian, The Punch, Daily Independent, TELL magazine, and was until recently Deputy Editor of The Nation on Sunday. He is a recipient of the Steve Biko Memorial Scholars' Fellowship, Johannesburg, South Africa.