In their hands is the future of the Cell Norbert Zongo for Investigative Journalism in West Africa.

The Board of Directors is a carefully elected team of brave, independent, and rigorous journalists from across the region with leadership skills. The current Board was elected on 16 November 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa, by CENOZO's members at their General Assembly Meeting.

Filomena Silva

Investigative Journalist Background: Filomena Maria Tavares Correia e Silva is the director of A Semana, a leading weekly newspaper in Cape Verde considered to be a model for media in Africa. With close to 30 years of experience and expertise, Silva is a highly regarded journalist in Francophone Africa and is an active advocate for press freedom...

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Dapo Olorunyomi

Publisher, CEO, Premium Times Newspaper. Background: Dapo Olorunyomi is an award-winning journalist with varied experience in Nigeria and internationally. Co-founder of The News magazine in Lagos; Dapo was also Enterprise Editor at Next Newspapers, and founder of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism.

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Boureima Ouedraogo

Journalist and Director of publication of Fortnightly "reporter" since July 2007, Boureima Ouedraogo began his career in June 1997 by Editions Country where he was successively Chief Editor of Magazine "Evasion" (1998-1999) ; Editor in Chief Assistant editions Country (1999-2001), Deputy Secretary General (2002), Editorial Secretary and...

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Abdoulaye Diallo

Abdoulaye Diallo est un historien diplômé dans l’histoire de l’art et de l’Archéologie. Il a travaillé pendant plusieurs années comme producteur pour la radio et comme animateur culturel. Très actif dans le milieu associatif et culturel au Burkina Faso, il est depuis 1998, le coordonnateur...

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Isselmou Moustapha Salihi

Editor newspaper Nouakchott Info (French) and Akhbar Nouakchott (Arabic) (September 1997 - December 2005 ( He is founder of the Journal Tahalil ( since 2006. Isselmou is graduated and certified at the Faculty of Arts of Nouakchott, the National School of Posts and Telecommunications (ENPT-Nouakchot) of the Higher...

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Moussa Aksar

Diplômé en Gestion et en droit, j'ai créé en 2002 après un passage à la radio,le journal L'événement qui était au départ bimensuel avant de devenir hebdomadaire puis bihebdomadaire par la persévérance et le professionnalisme de son...

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Serge Daniel

Serge Daniel est un journaliste et écrivain franco-béninois. Il est correspondant de Radio France internationale et de l'Agence France-Presse au Mali. Il est le plus ancien en poste de tous les correspondants de RFI sur le continent africain.

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Previous Board of Directors

The previous Board of Directors was composed of seven senior journalists: Mr. Dapo Olorunyomi, Premium Times (Nigeria), Mr. Ibrahim Manzo Diallo, Air Info (Niger), Ms. Ndey Tapha Sosseh, Ex-President of the Union of Gambian Journalists (Gambia), Mr. Allen Yero Embalo, Radio France Internationale (Guinea Bissau), Ms. Filomena da Silva, A Semana (Cabo Verde), Mr. Boureima Ouedraogo, Reporter and Mr. Abdoulaye Diallo, filmmaker/manager CNP-NZ (Burkina Faso).