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…

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…

Uduak Amimo-London, United Kingdom

Uduak Amimo was appointed as the Senior Editorial Advisor, supporting the Director of the BBC World Service.  Her role is to advise on the editorial leadership and management of the world’s leading international radio broadcaster and its New Media operations,and facilitate editorial collaborations between the World Service and the BBC’s international news services.   She is…