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: Nigeria’s Feminist Coalition Wants Women in Positions of Power. But Why Is That Important?
    Global Citizen AsksGirls & Women

    Nigeria’s Feminist Coalition Wants Women in Positions of Power. But Why Is That Important?

    By Akindare Okunola|March 4, 2021

    We spoke to founding members Kiki Mordi & Ayodeji Osowobi about representation and equality. Read more

  2. Article: Nigeria Has Received Its First Batch of COVID-19 Vaccines From COVAX
    NewsHealth

    Nigeria Has Received Its First Batch of COVID-19 Vaccines From COVAX

    By Akindare Okunola|March 3, 2021

    The world's most populous Black country received 4 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. Read more

  3. Article: Siya Kolisi, Sherrie Silver & More: African Stars Join Forces to Draw the Line Against Malaria
    NewsHealth

    Siya Kolisi, Sherrie Silver & More: African Stars Join Forces to Draw the Line Against Malaria

    By Akindare Okunola|Feb. 24, 2021

    Children under 5 accounted for 67% of malaria deaths in 2019. Read more

  4. Article: How Can We End COVID-19 for Everyone, Everywhere?
    Global Citizen ExplainsHealth

    How Can We End COVID-19 for Everyone, Everywhere?

    By Akindare Okunola|Feb. 23, 2021

    COVID-19 has affected every one of us. But how do we now get life back on track? Read more

  5. Article: Gunmen Just Abducted Dozens of Children From a Nigerian School

    Gunmen Just Abducted Dozens of Children From a Nigerian School

    By Akindare Okunola|Feb. 18, 2021

    The attack is the latest in a rising wave of school attacks and abductions in Nigeria. Read more

  6. Article: This Nonprofit Is Giving Children in Nigeria Books to Help Them Fight COVID-19

    This Nonprofit Is Giving Children in Nigeria Books to Help Them Fight COVID-19

    By Akindare Okunola|Feb. 11, 2021

    The foundation focuses on education and sexual and reproductive health in low-income communities. Read more

  7. Article: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to Make History as First Woman & African Head of World Trade Organization

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to Make History as First Woman & African Head of World Trade Organization

    By Akindare Okunola|Feb. 9, 2021

    The WTO works toward promoting trade globally — but it “needs a fresh look”, says Okonjo-Iweala. Read more

  8. Article: Rockefeller Foundation Commits Nearly $35 Million to COVID-19 Response Efforts in Africa
    PartnerHealth

    Rockefeller Foundation Commits Nearly $35 Million to COVID-19 Response Efforts in Africa

    By Akindare Okunola|Feb. 4, 2021

    The foundation will be working with 24 organizations in 10 African countries. Read more

  9. Article: 4 Nigerian Farmers Win Landmark Case Against Shell Nigeria for Oil Damage

    4 Nigerian Farmers Win Landmark Case Against Shell Nigeria for Oil Damage

    By Akindare Okunola|Feb. 4, 2021

    “Finally, there is some justice for the Nigerian people,” said one of the farmers. Read more

  10. Article: Young, Bold, Feminist: How Is Nigeria’s Damilola Odufuwa Creating Space for Africa’s Women?
    Global Citizen AsksGirls & Women

    Young, Bold, Feminist: How Is Nigeria’s Damilola Odufuwa Creating Space for Africa’s Women?

    By Akindare Okunola|Jan. 22, 2021

    Feminist Coalition co-founder Damilola Odufuwa on empowerment of women, equality, and education. Read more