About Africa Politicum (AP)


Africa Politicum (AP) emerges in January 2020 as an independent and a non-profit think-and-do tank with the primary objective of reflecting and speaking out on political, socio-economic, cultural and geopolitical issues and challenges related to Africa and its diaspora in a world in flux. 


AP has built its raison d'être on the valorisation of plurality and the confrontation of ideas and opinions. Consequently, its core mission is to objectively and credibly inform, advise and empower African peoples and institutions as well as foreign institutions active on the continent, on the challenges facing Africa for which it must find lasting solutions.   


In the medium and long term, AP aims at making a significant contribution to the research and development of sustainable ideas and lines of thought to help tackle major challenges faced by Africa, particularly in the political, socio-economic, security and geopolitical spheres.  


AP is open to any individual or legal entity convinced by its rationale and who shares its mission and vision. In this spirit of openness, AP facilitates, encourages and reinforces the exchange of ideas and networking between members and any individual or legal entity wishing to actively contribute to the achievement of its goal. You can join the platform by briefly stating your motivation for being part of AP by emailing membership@africapoliticum.org.


Pending the constitution of an executive committee in a near future, the entire management of Africa Politicum is tentatively under the sole responsibility of Hanza Diman. He holds a M.A. in Political History at Bayreuth University and is currently finalising his PhD on the history of firewood and charcoal in Lome (Togo) at the Chairs of African History and Culture and Technology in Africa of the same university. Hanza lectured at the African History Department of the University of Bayreuth and worked as the representative of PhD students of both the University of Bayreuth Graduate School and BIGSAS. Besides his academic commitments, he co-founded Model African Union e.V., an association that he served twice as elected president and is currently coordinating its Afrika@school project. Hanza Diman sets up Africa Politicum.