Akwe Amosu

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Akwe Amosu heads the Africa Regional Office, which is responsible for the strategic direction, operational support, and advocacy for the Open Society Foundations’ work in Africa.

Amosu has broad experience in African affairs, working for over 20 years as a journalist and radio producer at the BBC World Service, the Financial Times, and West Africa magazine. She joined allAfrica.com as its founding executive editor in 2000, leading its news coverage for four years. Before joining Open Society in 2006, she worked in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as head of communication at the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Africa.

Amosu received a BA with honors from the University of Sussex in the UK and became the Harry Oppenheimer fellow at the University of Cape Town’s Centre for African Studies.