Firoze Manji, a Kenyan, is the founder and former editor-in-chief of Pambazuka News, (www.pambazuka.org) and Pambazuka Press (www.pambazukapress.org). He was the founder and former executive director (1997-2010) of Fahamu – Networks for Social Justice (www.fahamu.org). He has published widely on health, social policy, human rights and political sciences, and authored and edited a wide range of books on social justice in Africa, including on women’s rights, trade justice, on China’s role in Africa and on the recent uprisings in Africa. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy, Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and is Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford.