Toussaint Kafarhire Murhula, S.J., is a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He earned a PhD in political science from Loyola University Chicago, an STL in social ethics from the JST at Santa Clara University, a B.A. in African theology from Hekima College and another B.A. in philosophy from L’Université Loyola du Congo. He currently teaches international relations at Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

 

 

 

Deborah Atobrah is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. Her teaching and research focus on Gender, Care and Cultures of Illness and Health in Africa. Dr. Atobrah is 2015/2016 Takemi Fellow at the Department of Global Health, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Her most recent publication is Atobrah D. (2019) Navigating Gender Performance: Ethics and Culture in Researching Family Care for Cancer Patients in Ghana. In: Jackson R., Kelly M. (eds) Women Researching in Africa. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Njoki Wamai is an Assistant Professor in the International Relations Department at the United States International University (USIU-A). She was a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Governance and Human Rights (CGHR) at the Politics and International Studies Department at the University of Cambridge. She completed her PhD in Politics and International Studies as a Gates Cambridge Scholar in 2017 at the same department at the University of Cambridge. Her thesis focused on everyday politics of the International Criminal Court (ICC) intervention in Kenya. Previously, Njoki was a Peace, Security and Development Scholar at the African Leadership Centre (ALC) at King's College London. She also has a BSc degree and post graduate diploma from the University of Nairobi.

Her opinions and commentaries have appeared in international news sites including: Huffington Post, Pambazuka, This is Africa, The Conversation, All Africa, The Daily Nation and the Elephant. She has appeared on Nation TV in Kenya, Arise News, BBC News and BBC TV discussing contemporary peace and security issues in Africa.