University of Johannesburg, South Africa
I obtained a B.Sc in Economics and Management from the University of Yaounde II-Soa, Cameroon, in 2012. Then, from 2013 to 2015, I studied and obtained an MA Political Science and International Relations from the same university in which I specialized in the Dynamics, Management and Security of Cross-Border Areas (DGSET). I joined Good Governance Counsel (GGC) from January 2013 to April 2017 as a research assistant. I am currently a research consultant for GGC and I am also a political writer for Democracy Chronicles.
At GGC, where I worked under the supervision of Dr. James Kewir, I was involved in research on conflict prevention, regional integration, cross-border trade and public service management. My role was data collection and analysis. The highlight of my passage at GGC was the presentation of a conference paper on the “Causes of Electoral Conflicts in Africa”, presented before an international audience of experts at the University of Buea, Cameroon. This paper spurred in me the desire to focus my attention on the paradox of elections as a mode of democratic transition and conflict in Africa. My research in this area has led me to take interest in understanding factors influencing non-compliance with elections which appear to be central to the study of conflicts in Central Africa. I am currently a Doctoral Degree student in the field of politics. My research is on "Violence as Politics by Other Means in the Central African Republic, 1991-2017".