August 1, 2012


The APJ staff consists primarily of graduate students at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Current staff information can be found below. If you have inquiries or if you would like to write for APJ, please send an email to

Harvard Africa Policy Journal Staff


IMG_9955_400x400Alicia Bello is the Editor-in-Chief of the Africa Policy Journal and a joint degree candidate at Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School. She previously worked on governance programs at the National Democratic Institute in Washington, DC and provided input on governance proposals and programming in the Central and West Africa region. She graduated with high honors from Spelman College in 2011.



moctar-aboubacarMoctar Aboubacar is the Managing Editor of the APJ and a first year Master in Public Policy Student at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is an international development practitioner focused on social protection systems and East Asian/African development cooperation. Before coming to HKS, Moctar worked for the World Food Programme in Sudan, Rwanda and at its Headquarters in Rome, Italy. He covered social safety nets, cash transfers and vulnerability targeting systems, in addition to working closely on South-South Cooperation initiatives with Korea, China and India. Moctar has a Master in Korean studies from Korea University and graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s in development studies.


malcolm-temple-headshotMalcolm Temple is the Editor for Academic Articles and a Master in Public Policy Candidate at Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to joining HKS, Malcolm worked for the UN World Food Programme in Rwanda and led classroom lessons on topics such as immigration and social movements in the U.S. as a High School Teaching Assistant in France. A Phoenix native, he is passionate about migration and economic and environmental justice in the global south. In his spare time, he can be found riding his bike, practicing his photography skills or listening to the latest Afrobeat and Reggae hits.


abdiAbdi Ismail Isse is the Editor for Op-Eds and a Edward S. Mason fellow pursuing a mid-career Master in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is also an Emirates Leadership Initiative Fellow at the Centre for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and co-editor for the Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy. Before joining Harvard, Abdi worked in the humanitarian field for 10 years in Central Asia, Latin America and sub- Saharan Africa in various management capacities with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Abdi’s interests are understanding the key issues that contribute to humanitarian crises and the roles that states and non-state armed actors can play in minimizing the impact of conflicts on the civilian population. Born in Somalia, Abdi left his country at the onset of the civil war and spent most of his formative years in Italy. Abdi holds a BA in Development Studies and History from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.


stanley-nweke-eze-picStanley Nweke-Eze is the Editor for Online Submissions and he is presently a Master of Law (LL.M.) candidate at Harvard Law School. His educational background includes a recent LL.M. degree in Commercial Law from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) degree from Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Nigeria. He has interned at different times in the London offices of Hogan Lovells International LLP, Clifford Chance LLP, Clyde & Co LLP, Slaughter & May, and DLA Piper LLP. He is licensed to practice Nigerian law and he was an associate in a top Nigerian law firm, Templars. He is currently a Submissions Editor of the Harvard International Law Journal, and he was an Editor of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law.


my-photo-2Memme Onwudiwe is the Partnerships Liaison and a 1L JD candidate at Harvard Law School. Memme was born in Xenia, Ohio to Nigerian and Ghanaian parents. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University and majored in International Studies and French. He has worked as an intern at the Independent National Electoral Commission in 2013 and a research fellow at the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in 2015.



Alicia Bello,  Co-Editor-in-Chief
Devon Maylie, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Carolyne Makumi, Managing Editor
Mary-Jean Nleya, Senior Editor for Op-Eds


Ngozika (Zika) Amalu, Editor in Chief
Devon Maylie, Managing Editor
William J. Azébazé, Senior Editor for Blogs
Alicia Bello, Senior Editor for Book Reviews
Elizabeth Bennett, Senior Editor for Interviews
Aviva Feuerstein, Senior Editor for Op-Eds
Caroline Gimmillaro, Editor for Academic Articles and Interviews
Jonah Rexer, Blogger
Bhekinkosi Sibanda, Communications and Media Officer
Ahmed Warfa, Senior Editor for Academic Articles