Publisher/Curator, Africapedia, Nairobi, Kenya
Charles Onyango-Obbo is a Publisher/Curator at Africapedia, Kenya, and is developing a museum project, “The Wall of Great Africans”, part of which is on [email protected]
He has studied at Makerere University, Uganda; American University in Cairo, Egypt: and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard.
Oyango-Obbo was a founder and Managing Editor of The Monitor, Uganda. In 2003 he moved to the Nation Media Group (NMG) in Nairobi, Kenya to serve as its first Managing Editor for Media Convergence. In 2014, he joined Mail & Guardian (South Africa), launching its Mail & Guardian Africa unit and in 2016 started up Africapedia.
Additionally, he is the author of four books and is a Director with Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA), Nairobi, and member of Advisory Board of hacker space iHub, Nairobi.
Onyango-Obbo wites weekly columns for The Monitor (Uganda), Daily Nation (Kenya), The Citizen (Tanzania) and regional weekly, and The East African.
He’s married and has two daughters.