Eliza Anyangwe

United Kingdom


Eliza Anyangwe is a Cameroon-born, London-based journalist and founder of The Nzinga Effect, a media project focused on telling the stories of African and Afro-descendant women.

Alongside Nzinga, she works part-time as a community organiser at Bureau Local, a collaborative, investigative network created by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

After a brief career in international development, Eliza joined The Guardian in 2009, becoming editor of the Guardian Global Development Professionals Network in 2012. She went freelance in November 2014, spending the following year as a writer and digital producer at CNN International and commissioning comment pieces for Guardian Opinion.

Eliza has written for The Independent, The FT, Open Democracy and Al Jazeera English and has appeared as a commentator on Newsnight, BBC World Service, PRI’s The World, and TRT World, among others. She is a contributing author to Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century, published by Routledge in 2016.

Funded project

Not Yet Satisfied

A multimedia reporting project that casts a spotlight on pioneering women in Accra and Johannesburg who are pushing back against bad policy and patriarchy, demanding bodily autonomy, and creating safe spaces to discuss female pleasure.