Tolu Ogunlesi

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.

Nigeria: Stages of helplessness

Egypt

Tanzania's Maasai prefer death to eviction

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

Tanzania's Maasai prefer death to eviction

Politics

Burkina Faso, African leaders and 'sit-tightism'

Welcome to the age of the citizen uprising in Africa.

Burkina Faso, African leaders and 'sit-tightism'

Media

Hijacking Nigeria's #BringBackOurGirls campaign

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

Hijacking Nigeria's #BringBackOurGirls campaign

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.

Recognising Africa's past, finding its future