Aanu Adeoye

Academy Associate, Russia and Eurasia Programme

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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.

Past experience

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