Author profile: Benjamin Maiangwa and Christiane Essombe

Benjamin Maiangwa PhD is Teaching Fellow in International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies in the School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA), Durham University.

Christiane Ndedi Essombe holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Montreal. She is the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor with Doctors Without Borders Canada.

By Our Own Hands and by Theirs: Africans and the Nervousness to Belong

Benjamin Maiangwa and Christiane Essombe • Jul 16 2021 • Articles

We must move beyond partisanship and forge a truly inclusive place on our own terms where Africans can finally belong, exist without being erased.

Opinion — Who Is in Charge of Decolonizing Africa?

Benjamin Maiangwa and Christiane Essombe • Jun 14 2021 • Articles

Africa cannot possibly thrive if it upholds an identity and standards that were precisely created to eliminate African culture and assimilate African peoples into foreign ideals.

Opinion – Dismantling Ongoing Realities of Colonization in Africa

Benjamin Maiangwa and Christiane Essombe • Mar 5 2021 • Articles

it is time that Africans and those who are committed to Africa’s liberation from a colonial paradigm internalize that “only the best is good enough for Africa”.

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