About Akindare Okunola

Akindare Okunola is an editorial writer at Global Citizen. Prior to Global Citizen, Akindare covered technology, pop culture, lifestyle, and social development across Africa for TechCabal and Pulse Nigeria. When he isn’t working, you’ll find him listening to music, reading a book, or suffering through Arsenal FC’s latest defeat.

Stories

  1. Article: Africa CDC Warns African Countries to Prepare for a Second COVID-19 Wave

    Africa CDC Warns African Countries to Prepare for a Second COVID-19 Wave

    By Akindare Okunola|Nov. 18, 2020

    Africa has so far reported a lower number of cases and deaths compared to the rest of the world. Read more

  2. Article: #EndSARS: 8 Organisations Supporting the Fight to End Police Brutality in Nigeria

    #EndSARS: 8 Organisations Supporting the Fight to End Police Brutality in Nigeria

    By Akindare Okunola|Nov. 11, 2020

    These organisations show the importance of widespread participation in the fight for justice. Read more

  3. Article: UN Rights Experts Call for Inquiry Into Protester Killings During Nigeria's #EndSARS Protests

    UN Rights Experts Call for Inquiry Into Protester Killings During Nigeria's #EndSARS Protests

    By Akindare Okunola|Nov. 5, 2020

    The experts highlighted the government’s continued refusal to address the issues of police killings. Read more

  4. Article: 4 Beautiful Acts of Kindness During the #EndSARS Protests in Nigeria

    4 Beautiful Acts of Kindness During the #EndSARS Protests in Nigeria

    By Akindare Okunola|Nov. 3, 2020

    These acts show just how supportive we can be when we take pride in our shared humanity. Read more

  5. Article: 4 Ways People Around the World Can Support Nigeria's #EndSARS Protests
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    4 Ways People Around the World Can Support Nigeria's #EndSARS Protests

    By Akindare Okunola|Oct. 20, 2020

    The movement of young people against police brutality needs as much support as it can get. Read more

  6. Article: #EndSARS: Young People in Nigeria Are Using Social Media to Drive Nationwide Protests Against Police Brutality
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    #EndSARS: Young People in Nigeria Are Using Social Media to Drive Nationwide Protests Against Police Brutality

    By Akindare Okunola|Oct. 13, 2020

    The #EndSARS protest has become the biggest movement for change of young people in Nigeria’s history Read more

  7. Article: Ask an Expert: Why Is It Important to Empower the Nigerian Girl Child?

    Ask an Expert: Why Is It Important to Empower the Nigerian Girl Child?

    By Akindare Okunola|Oct. 9, 2020

    Nigeria has the largest number of child brides in Africa: 23 million women were married as children. Read more

  8. Article: Nigerian Scientists Have Created Faster, Cheaper COVID-19 Test Kits

    Nigerian Scientists Have Created Faster, Cheaper COVID-19 Test Kits

    By Akindare Okunola|Oct. 7, 2020

    Nigeria has had to deal with kit shortages that in turn lead to chronic under-testing. Read more

  9. Article: This Nigerian Teacher's Online Classes Are Helping Hundreds of Children Learn Despite COVID-19

    This Nigerian Teacher's Online Classes Are Helping Hundreds of Children Learn Despite COVID-19

    By Akindare Okunola|Oct. 6, 2020

    Basirat Ajayi had over 1,000 students — from within and outside Nigeria — sign up in the first week. Read more

  10. Article: 11 Facts You Should Know About Nigeria as It Celebrates 60 Years of Independence

    11 Facts You Should Know About Nigeria as It Celebrates 60 Years of Independence

    By Akindare Okunola|Oct. 1, 2020

    There is so much to learn about Nigeria, its people, and its cultures. Read more