Neema Syovata - The Bantu Girl

Neema Syovata – Woodbury, Connecticut

Neema Syovata is a Kenyan-American who is a free-spirited, creative, resourceful thinker. She holds a B.S. in International Business/Spanish, and Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She is fluent in Spanish, a result of having had the opportunity to study in both Mexico and Spain. She has also traveled extensively…

Shihab Rattansi – Washington DC

Shihab Rattansi works for Al Jazeera English as a lead news anchor in their Washington, DC Broadcast Center. He regularly anchors the Al Jazeera Newshour Wednesday or Thursday through to Saturday, presenting news and conducting interviews primarily relating to the Americas. Before joining Al Jazeera English Shihab was a CNN International anchor based in Atlanta,…

Yvonne Ndege

Yvonne Ndege – Abuja, Nigeria

Yvonne Ndege is a journalist with Al-Jazeera, English.  She previously worked with BBC from 1997 to 2007.  Dedicated to her work, she won the silver prize of the United Nations Foundations Prize, awarded by the United Nations Correspondents Association, for her coverage of the humanitarian and development work that the United Nations and its agencies…

Mukoma wa Ngugi

Mukoma wa Ngugi – Norwalk, Connecticut

Novelist, poet, and essayist Mukoma Wa Ngugi is the author of Nairobi Heat (Melville Publishing House, 2011), an anthology of poetry titled Hurling Words at Consciousness (AWP, 2006), Conversing with Africa. Politics of Change, and is a political columnist for the BBC’s Focus on Africa Magazine. He was short listed for the Caine Prize for…

Ben Mutua Jonathan Muriithi – Atlanta, Georgia

BMJ (Ben Mutua Jonathan) Muriithi (born Jonathan Nyaga on May 4, 1969) is a Kenyan writer, Radio Presenter, stringer and actor based in the United States. He is currently the Regional Western Hemisphere International Correspondent for the Swahili Service of Voice of America, a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. Government through the…