Africa programme

Henry Omusundi Maina

Director, ARTICLE 19 East & Horn of Africa

henryHenry worked in the human rights sector for 10 years before coming to ARTICLE 19 in 2008, specialising in criminal justice and human rights education at the Legal Resources Foundation. He also has expertise in advocacy and governance. Henry is skilled in programme management and fundraising, and has a masters degree in international development, law and human rights from Warwick University in the UK.

Fatou Jagne

Director, ARTICLE 19 Sénégal/West Africa

Fatou joined ARTICLE 19 in 2002 and worked in Johannesburg until moving to Senegal in 2004. Fatou was a fellow at the Institute for Space and Communication Law (IDETCOM) in Toulouse, France from 1997 to 1998. From 1999 to 2002, she was part of the first legal team of the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa and started the first compilation of decisions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights. Fatou is a co-founder of the Coalition of Human Rights Defenders and the Foundation for Legal Aid Research and Empowerment in the Gambia and holds a Bachelor Degree in civil Law and a Master (LL.M) in Communication Law from the University of Social Sciences Toulouse 1 in France and is currently undertaking a PhD in International Law.

Paul Kimumwe

ARTICLE 19 East & Horn of Africa Senior Programme Officer - Freedom of Expression

Paul Kimumwe has over nine years experience in Communication for Social Change with particular interest in freedom of expression and the media, human rights, adolescent and maternal health and HIV/AIDS. Before joining ARTICLE 19 in May 2012, Paul was the Programmes Director at Twilight Media Research Center in Uganda. Before that, he worked with Panos Eastern Africa, as the Regional Programme Coordinator for the Health Programme; Programme Assistant for the Media Development and Pluralism Programme at Panos. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and Communication, and a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from Makerere University in Uganda.

Charles Vieira Sanches

ARTICLE 19 Sénégal/West Africa Senior Programme Officer 

Charles L. Vieira Sanches has a degree in public law, master's in international relations and an M.A. in Gender and Peacebuilding. After being active in human rights for a variety of civil society organisations, Charles worked for 6 years at the International Committee of the Red Cross as a programme officer, where he developed an expertise in international humanitarian law and worked with a range of academics, political authorities and civil society.

He is the author of an essay titled, "Migrations internationales et Droits de l'Homme: Approche systémique sur les protections accordées aux migrants", Editions Universitaires Européennes, and a manual on education in humanitarian law.

Khadidiatou Diaw

ARTICLE 19 Sénégal/West Africa Programme Officer

Khadidiatou joined ARTICLE 19 in April 2011 as an intern and then Programme Assistant since October 2011. Prior to joining ARTICLE 19 Khadidiatou interned for the French Red cross. She holds a master's degree in Diplomacy and strategic negotiations from the University Paris XI ; Faculty Jean Monnet, France; and Maitrise (master's degree) in Public Law, specialising in Public administration from the University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar Senegal. Khadidiatou has developed expertise on Access to Information and assisted in building partnerships in Senegal and has coordinated the work of the national coalition on access to information. She is currently working on supporting women's political participation in Senegal and sector application of access to information.

Khady Diallo

ARTICLE 19 Sénégal/West Africa Senior Programme Assistant

Khady Diallo joins ARTICLE 19 in October 2013; she holds a bachelor's degree in International Affairs and a master's in Management of Development Projects from University Paris XI.

She works on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and on Street Children with UNICEF and on Egypt UPR under the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 2008.

With Osiwa Senegal, she was involved in the Public Interest Litigation project with West African Bar associations. She worked on capacity building and trainings for Senegal Bar members on project management skills, meaning designing, implementing, budgeting and monitoring of project. She also assist in implementing and monitoring of others running projects under the supervision of the Special Initiatives Manager.

During the past 2 years she worked with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), as Program Assistant and Executive Assistant, and supported in implementation and monitoring of projects and research programmes.

Hillary Onami

ARTICLE 19 East & Horn of Africa Program Assistant – Right to Information 

Hillary joined ARTICLE 19 in August 2011 as a research assistant and has since endeavored to enhance right to information across the East African region. He previously worked as a Program Associate at Policy House Kenya, Card Sales Representative in Kenya Commercial Bank and volunteered with UNDP/UNV as a trainer and facilitator. He holds a Bachelors degree in Economics & Sociology from the University of Nairobi, Certified Public Accountant (CPA1) professional qualification and currently completing Master degree in Public Policy and Administration. He is also a Certified Trainer of Micro-Finance Distance Learning Course. His current interests are in Public Policy processes, governance and Human Rights Development issues.

Senior Programme Officer - Freedom of Expression* 

ARTICLE 19 East & Horn of Africa

Sandra Musoga

ARTICLE 19 East & Horn of Africa Senior Programme Officer, Access to Information

Coumba Gueye

ARTICLE 19 Sénégal/West Africa Office Administrator

Office Assistant*

ARTICLE 19 Sénégal/West Africa

Administrative Assistant*

ARTICLE 19 East & Horn of Africa


*Names witheld for security.