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Tolu Ogunlesi

Tolu Ogunlesi is a Nigerian journalist and blogger, and West Africa correspondent for The Africa Report. His work has appeared in Al Jazeera, Financial Times, the London Guardian, CNN and NEXT. He is a two-time winner of the CNN Multichoice African Journalism Awards. He lives in Lagos.

Politics

Nigeria: Stages of helplessness

The postponement of Nigeria's elections and the subversion of the will of the ordinary citizen.

Egypt

Tanzania's Maasai prefer death to eviction

Maasai tribe's eviction is part of a larger land-grabbing trend across Africa.

Politics

Burkina Faso, African leaders and 'sit-tightism'

Welcome to the age of the citizen uprising in Africa.

Media

Hijacking Nigeria's #BringBackOurGirls campaign

Why does the West assume a tweet can fix Africa's problems?

Tutu's Children

Recognising Africa's past, finding its future

Musician Femi Kuti discusses pan-Africanism, the state of African leadership and the need to understand history.