Aanu’s research with the Russia and Eurasia programme focuses on the prospects and perils of Russia’s new advance to Africa.
He is the news editor at The Continent, a pan-African newsweekly, and was previously managing editor at TechCabal and a reporting fellow at Rest of World.
Aanu’s work has been published by The Guardian, Foreign Policy, Al-Jazeera, and a host of others. He writes about politics, technology, culture, and development in Africa.
He graduated with an MA in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa as a Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Scholar.
|2021 - present||News editor, The Continent|
|2020 - 2021||MA, Journalism and Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand|
|2020 - 2021||Reporting fellow, Rest of World|
|2019 - 2020||Managing editor, TechCabal|
|2018 - 2019||Digital reporter, CNN International|
|2014 - 2021||Freelance reporter, Various news outlets|