The APJ staff consists of graduate students from schools across Harvard University. Current staff information can be found below. If you have inquiries or if you would like to write for APJ, please send an email to

Harvard Africa Policy Journal Staff


Alicia Bello is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Africa Policy Journal and a joint degree candidate at Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School. She previously worked on governance programs at the National Democratic Institute in Washington, DC and provided input on governance proposals and programming in the Central and West Africa region. She graduated with high honors from Spelman College in 2011.





Memme Onwudiwe is Co-Editor-in-Chief  and a J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School. Memme was born in Xenia, Ohio to Nigerian and Ghanaian parents. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University and majored in International Studies and French. Memme has worked as an intern at the Independent National Electoral Commission in 2013, a research fellow at the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in 2015, and a temporary attachment at the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations in 2018. He also serves as President of the Harvard African Law Association.




Oladeji Tiamiyu is Managing Editor and a J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School. He previously worked in international development with the International Republican Institute in Washington D.C., as a teacher in Reunion Island off the coast of Madagascar, and with Linklaters LLP in New York City. Oladeji is fluent in Yoruba and French. He has a particular interest in the politics of the Indian Ocean.
With his leisure time, Oladeji enjoys hiking, stargazing, and listening to Toumani Diabaté.




Feyisayo Ogunmola is an Editor for Academic Articles, and she is pursuing an LLM at the Harvard Law School. She had her undergraduate studies at the University of Lagos, Nigeria and has practiced corporate law in Nigeria since 2014. She is a member of the Department of Commercial and Industrial Law, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, Nigeria; and a founding member of the Young African Research Arena, the publishing body for the Young African Research Journal. She is interested in corporate law, finance, and development in Africa.




Chizaram Modline Oparaji is an Editor of Academic Articles and a qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.  Chizaram started her legal practice as an Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution department of Aluko & Oyebode. She is presently a member of the Harvard Law School LL.M. class of 2018. Chizaram is passionate about opportunities to engage with and discuss Africa’s problems dispassionately and objectively with a view to finding lasting solutions to them. Chizaram loves listening to good music, reading thrillers and meeting people. She dreams of a time when the present generation of African youths will run the continent’s affairs.




Youssouf Camara is an Editor for Academic Articles and a joint degree MPA/ID candidate at Harvard Kennedy School and MBA candidate at Harvard Business School. Before starting graduate school, Youssouf worked for CrossBoundary LLC in Mali, advising investors in evaluating and executing investments in the region. Prior to that, he worked for the Boston Consulting Group and Accenture Consulting. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Huntsman Program in 2013. Born and raised in Congo-Brazzaville to Malian and Beninese parents, Youssouf has also lived in Côte d’Ivoire and the United States.




Kenneth Okwor is an Editor for Op-Eds and the Master-of-Laws (LL. M.) candidate at Harvard Law School. He obtained his Bachelor-of-Laws (LL. B.) degree with Honours from the University of Jos and qualified to practice Law in Nigeria after completing his vocational training with Honours from the Nigerian Law School. Before his current academic sojourn at Harvard, he practiced corporate and financial law at Templars (a top-tier law firm in Nigeria) and also taught Corporate Law and Practice at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos Campus. Kenneth has been recognized in Red Media and Ynaija’s 40 under 40 Power List for Corporate Nigeria and in Ynaija’s The New Establishment List of 50. He is a Forbes Under 30 Scholar, a Professional Mentor with Legally Engaged and the Skills Outside School Foundation, and a retired Toastmaster.




Peter Ngozi Nwaneri is an Interview Editor and an MPA student at Harvard Kennedy School. Peter comes from a background on Wall Street, working both in London and New York across emerging markets private equity and proprietary credit situations. Before Harvard, Peter was at TLG Capital in London focused on private credit investments in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to TLG, Peter worked at Guggenheim Partners in New York City, focused on mergers & acquisitions and leveraged buyouts in developed markets. Peter began his career at Goldman Sachs in New York City focused on exotic & OTC derivative strategies, and spent a few years at Barclays Capital afterwards focused on credit derivatives and structured credit transactions. Peter holds an MBA from The Wharton School, and enjoys football and photography.




Priyanka Naidoo is an Interview Editor and a born and bred South African who graduated LL.B (summa cum laude) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, She is currently doing her LL.M at Harvard Law School, with a focus on cyber law and constitutional law. Before coming to Harvard Law School, Priyanka clerked for Judge Malcolm Wallis of the Supreme Court of Appeal in South Africa and worked as a candidate attorney for the global law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright. She also serves as the Secretary for the Harvard African Law Association.



Abdulhamid (Guy) Adam is the Partnerships Editor and a current student at Harvard Extension School. Guy survived the genocide in Darfur and came to the United States as a student. In his free time, he writes about his experiences on his blog, Guy Josif.



Volume XII: 2016-17

Alicia Bello, Editor in Chief
Moctar Aboubacar, Managing Editor
Malcolm Temple,  Editor for Academic Articles
Abdul Carrupt, Interview Editor
Stanley Nweke-Eze, Editor for Online Submissions
Memme Onwudiwe, Partnerships Liaison

Volume XI: 2015-16

Alicia Bello,  Co-Editor-in-Chief
Devon Maylie, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Carolyne Makumi, Managing Editor
Mary-Jean Nleya, Senior Editor for Op-Eds

Volume X: 2014-15

Ngozika (Zika) Amalu, Editor in Chief
Devon Maylie, Managing Editor
William J. Azébazé, Senior Editor for Blogs
Alicia Bello, Senior Editor for Book Reviews
Elizabeth Bennett, Senior Editor for Interviews
Aviva Feuerstein, Senior Editor for Op-Eds
Caroline Gimmillaro, Editor for Academic Articles and Interviews
Jonah Rexer, Blogger
Bhekinkosi Sibanda, Communications and Media Officer
Ahmed Warfa, Senior Editor for Academic Articles

Volume IX: 2013-14

Mpumelelo Nxumalo, Editor-In-Chief
Joyce Hahn, Managing Editor & Finance Chair
Aubrey Merpi, Senior Editor for Academic Articles
Sarah Glavey, Senior Editor for Academic Articles
Tim Cheston, Senior Op-Ed Editor
Elizabeth Bennett, Senior Editor for Interviews
Kim Fernandes, Senior Editor for Book Reviews
Tomoo Okubo, Editor for Academic Articles
Ngozika (Zika) Amalu, Editor for Academic Articles
Bhekinkosi Sibanda, Communications Officer

Volume VIII: 2012-13

Bakary Seckan, Editor-In-Chief
Nick Birger, Senior Editor for Academic Articles
Sarah Glavey, Marketing Director
Joseph Luchenta, Director of Finance
Sarah Zhang, Op-Ed Editor
Aubrey Merpi, Op-Ed Editor
Gregory Lamontagne, Academic Articles Editor
Idris Fassassi, Academic Articles Editor

Volume VII: 2010-11

Sunkyo Im, Editor-In-Chief
Elana Safran, Editor-In-Chief
Afua Entsuah, Managing Editor
Irene Hu, Finance Manager
John Sheehan, Senior Editor of Articles
Lorin Fries, Senior Editor of Articles
Steve Silverstein, Senior Editor of Articles
Sophie Brion, Associate Editor
Emily Janoch, Associate Editor
Zekebweliwai Geh, Senior Editor of Commentaries
Jeff Locke, Senior Editor of Commentaries
Samantha Williams, Senior Editor of Interviews
Natasha Sunderji, Senior Editor of Interviews
Ilana Kessler, Senior Editor of Book Reviews
Rosie Osire Emerson, Senior Editor of Book Reviews
Farayi Chipungu, Senior Editor of Marketing
Alison Hemberger, Senior Editor of Marketing

Volume VI: 2009-10

Antoine Artiganave, Editor-In-Chief
Adibeli Nduka-Agwu, Editor-In-Chief
Rachel Tulchin, Managing Editor
Ribhi Hazin, Senior Editor of Articles
Elana Safran, Senior Editor of Articles
John Sheehan, Senior Editor of Articles
Torben Mideksa, Associate Editor of Articles
Sunkyo Im, Associate Editor of Articles
Mahat Somane, Senior Editor of Commentaries
Christabel Kwabi, Senior Editor of Commentaries
Beke Ncube, Associate Editor of Commentaries
Zekebweliwai Geh, Associate Editor of Commentaries
Jasmin Johnson, Senior Editor of Interviews
Andrew Myburgh, Senior Editor of Interviews
Grant Gordon, Senior Editor of Book Reviews
Ayisha Osori, Senior Editor of Book Reviews
Yewande Fapohunda Senior Editor of Marketing
Musa Kpaka, Senior Editor of Marketing
Marie-Ange Bunga, Senior Editor of Marketing
Afua Entsuah,  Senior Editor Web Development

Volume V: 2008-09

Dambudzo Josephine Muzenda, Editor-In-Chief
Andrew Elias Silvestri, Managing Editor
Antoine Artiganave, Senior Editor of Features
Adibeli Nduka-Agwu Senior Editor of Commentaries
Jasmin Johnson,  Senior Editor of Interviews
Michael Yakima Senior Editor  of Book Reviews
Ribhi Hazin Associate Editor of Features
Mahat Somane Associate Editor of Commentaries
Oyebola Olabisi Associate Editor of Book reviews
Rachel Tulchin, Associate Editor
Momar Dieng, Web Development
Aleem Bharwani, Editorial Staff
Allison Lombardo, Editorial Staff
Christabel Kwabi, Editorial Staff
Eunice Ajambo, Editorial Staff
Jonathan Faull, Editorial Staff
Naye Bathily, Editorial Staff
Ojobo Atuluku, Editorial Staff
Shamis Mohamud, Editorial Staff