Dr Chikezie Uzuegbunam

Chikezie Uzuegbunam holds a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Before his temporary relocation to South Africa, he was a lecturer at Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Nigeria. A published academic and a lover of travel, he writes commentaries and op-eds on issues that are close to his heart including, but not limited to, toxic masculinity, social media use, young people’s use of technology, wellbeing and lifestyle.  He was named one of 100 Brightest Young Minds in Africa in 2017 and was a 2019 fellow of Oxford Media Policy Institute at Oxford University, United Kingdom.

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Faure Gnassingbe seeks to extend his family’s dynastic rule


 

Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe declared an electoral victory on Monday and called on his rivals to drop a competing claim, with official preliminary results showing him re-elected in a landslide. The win, if confirmed, will give Gnassingbe a fourth five-year term and extend a family dynasty that began when his father took power in a 1967 […]

Don’t overlook bullying of women in the workplace


 

Although workplace bullying is not gender specific, research confirms that women are fundamentally victims, irrespective of their hierarchical position within an organization.  Gender-based violence, including domestic violence, sexual abuse, stalking and other forms of family violence and abuse have long shaken women’s lives. What is too often not considered is the violence and abuse women […]

Death in custody of Rwanda’s Kizito Mihigo is reminiscent of Neil Aggett


 

Calls for countries to re-evaluate their relations with the Rwandan government are increasing following the death in police custody last week of famous singer Kizito Mihigo. Mihigo was Rwanda’s beloved gospel singers who, at the age of 38, was disappeared by Rwanda’s security police on February 13th, as he tried to cross the border into […]

INNOVATION

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EDUCATION

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ECONOMICS

It’s official: Empty suits make the worst kind of bosses

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