Akinyi Ochieng

Associate Editor (Africa)
Akinyi Ochieng is a former Associate Editor (Africa) at Fair Observer. She is currently pursuing degrees in Political Science and African Studies at Yale University. At Yale, she serves as the President of the Yale Undergraduate Association for African Peace and Development (YAAPD), an organization devoted to promoting peace and development initiatives in Africa and connecting young Africans in the diaspora to careers in or focused on the continent. Ochieng is passionate about international development and multinational business ethics, with a particular focus on resource allocation and global financial systems. She is also interested in post-colonial literature and African art. As a British-born American of Gambian and Kenyan heritage, Ochieng is a globetrotter who speaks French and Swahili as well as a smattering of Aku and Wolof.

May-December Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa

Feb 05, 2014

Africa must ensure that youth have an opportunity to engage in all aspects of society. In 2009, African leaders met in Addis Ababa to declare 2009-2018 as the "African Youth Decade." Despite rhetoric promising to mobilize resources to help spur human development and curb unemployment, there has been limited progress...

Justice for Kenya

Feb 03, 2014

A closer look at the ICC and the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Background Despite the fact that the International Criminal Court (ICC) may appear to be a recent phenomenon, in reality, the long story of its establishment stretches back to the late 19th century. In 1872, Gustav Moynier,...