Meet the team


ida Horner

ida Horner

Site Sponsor and Editor: Ida is the Managing Editor of AFRICA ON THE BLOG and by day she is a Community Development Consultant. She is the Founder of Ethnic Supplies a social enterprise working to alleviate poverty amongst East African women involved in textile and handicraft production as well as the Chair person of a community Development charity LET THEM HELP THEMSELVES OUT OF POVERTY. Get in touch @idahorner or



Associate Editor: Edward is a tech entrepreneur who co-founded,, an Internet startup in Ghana with two other co-founders after graduating from Ghana Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of  Technology (MEST). He is also an Executive Member of BloggingGhana, Ghana’s biggest association of bloggers  and social media enthusiasts. As a tech blogger, Edward has specific interest in Technology, Entrepreneurship and Capacity Building opportunities for young people. Get in touch via @ttaaggooee

Jimmy Kainja

Contributor: Jimmy Kainja is a media scholar, writer, social & political analyst. He is interested in political and social change in sub Saharan Africa, Malawi in particular. As well as blogging here, Jimmy also run his own website – Spirit of uMunthu:  Jimmy has also contributed to various reputable international media organisations such as Guardian’s poverty-mattersBBC World NewsopenDemocracyAfrican Executive and many others.  Jimmy can be contacted here.

Minda Magero

Contributor: Minda is an author whose early love for words matured into a passion for writing. She published her first collection of poetry, The Book of Mysteries, in 2008 and is in the process of completing her second collection. All her writing has been deeply informed by her experiences living, studying and working in Kenya, Germany, and the United States. Minda divides her time between writing books and typing up keen sociopolitical analyses. She is also an entrepreneur and a philanthropist, and is passionate about breaking cycles of poverty. She writes to change the world. The Book of Mysteries on amazon

Christopher Ejugbo

Contributor :Christopher Ejugbo is a sustainability professional with keen interest in education, project management and sustainable development. He was born and bred in Nigeria, spent most of his adult life in Latvia, where he headed the Afro-Latvian association, an NGO that promoted intercultural dialogue and diversity. He now resides in the United Kingdom. Hobbies include reading, music and comedy.

Mark Mwangi

Contributor: Mark Mwangi is a final year student of Geo-spatial Engineering at the University of Nairobi. Loves technology of the digital kind and relish the potential of technology solving many of our problems or at least easing the process. Part time hobbyist developer and aspiring philosopher. Blogs intermittently at and regularly rants on twitter as @mwangy.

Emang Mwanamke

Contributor: Freedes, the author of the Afro Cosmopolitan Diet blog, My Burnt Orange, is a wife, a mother, and a professional electrical engineer who loves to cook dishes from across Africa and beyond. Freedes is working on publishing her first Afro Cosmopolitan Diet book in 2013. Connect with @myburntorange on Twitter.


Contributor: I am a Malawian living in the United States that has also lived in South Africa and Germany. My educational background is in Pan African studies, and Business Administration – Marketing, and the social sciences. I have worked for the the healthcare and non-profit industry for several years. I blog on a variety of topics including tourism, African image and identity, political economy, nation branding, development and the social world. You can also read my posts at: and


Contributor: Born in New York City, Saran also spent 7 years of her life living in Guinea, Conakry. She has a B.A in International Studies and an MPA (with a focus on Nonprofit Management). She has many years of experience in the fundraising and project management fields having worked for various NGOs. In 2004,Saran founded (along with her twin sister) an organization called Guinée Espoir aimed at bettering the lives of children living in Guinea, West Africa Her passion? Helping others.


Contributor: I am a Zimbabwean journalist. I blog on a variety of issues, but mainly politics and general interest issues. I have worked in the NGO sector, but I am back in journalism because I know I am a born communicator. love to travel. I believe I am a pan African and its time for the continent to shine. @Nqabamatshazi


Contributor: Doreen Gaura is a female, brown skinned Zimbabwean human rights activist, post colonial/Afro feminist, Afrocentrist and writer/blogger. She currently resides and works in Cape Town for a children’s rights organisation. She is a freelance writer and blogger at  Coloured Rays  of Grey  and contributor for Africa on the Blog, Chimurenga Chronic, Her Zimbabwe and IamTehn.


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Guest Blogger
If you are of African Heritage and would like to blog for us, get in touch asap, we want your stories and we want to share them with the world. If you have lived in Africa and have a passion, then get in touch - your guest blogs are most welcome. Email your name, email address, tell us about you and why you want to blog with Africa on the Blog – to


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