Based: Lusaka Zambia
Kwangu Liwewe is a Freelance Journalist working on the African Continent covering African stories with an African perspective.
Until recently she was the Content Executive at M-net’s Zambezi Magic Channel and is currently Talkshow Host of Talk with Kwangu, which broadcasts on M-net’s SADC Boutique.
=She has held the position of Presenter of eNews Channel Africa’s Current Affairs show Africa 360 and was the Channel’s first West Africa Bureau Chief based in Lagos, Nigeria. Kwangu has over two decades experience working for both the Print and Broadcast media in Southern Africa, West Africa and the United Kingdom.
She developed a keen interest in Africa’s social, political and economic issues at the tender age of eight when she got her first radio and began to listen to the BBC World Service.
Born and raised in Zambia, Kwangu moved to Malawi in the late 1990’s and was recruited as one of the first pioneers for the country’s first television station. She later studied and worked in the UK and South Africa. This work experience has given her the first hand opportunity to be able to interpret and analyze African affairs.
Kwangu holds a Masters of Arts Degree in International Journalism from City University in London where she was one of the first recipients of the Sky News Trish Ennis Scholarship.
She is currently studying for her second Masters Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation.
Her vast years of practicing Journalism has seen her interview African leaders such as Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika, former Presidents Joyce Banda, Bakili Muluzi and Bingu Wa Mutharika, Zambia’s Kenneth Kaunda, Frederick Chiluba and Levy Mwanawasa. Other dignitaries she has interviewed include UN Chief Ban Ki Moon, Former UN Chief Kofi Annan, ICC’s Former Chief Prosecutor Louis Moreno Ocampo, Nigeria’s Former President’s Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida to name a few.
She has reported on the Coup in Mali, elections in Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Nigeria, Senegal Liberia as well as the ongoing terrorist attacks in Nigeria.