Africa Humanists is a collaboration between humanists in Africa, and Brighter Brains Institute (BBI), a non-profit in San Francisco East Bay. We promote humanism in Africa by publishing books on humanism, and establishing humanist schools, orphanages and clinics.
We invite African humanists to send us manuscripts for publications, and projects for us to consider. Funders can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
AFRICA HUMANIST LEADERS
Bwambale Robert Musubaho is a humanist, educationist, and biological science graduate. He’s the founder and director of Kasese United Humanist Association, a community organization in Western Uganda that embraces the humanist ethos, and engages in local developmental activities. He directs BiZoHa Orphanage, BiZoHa Orphanage Humanist School, Kasese Humanist Primary School, Kahendero Nursery Humanist School, and three BBI clinic: Jane Shrimpton Clinic, Andrea Vogt Clinic, and Pellissier Science Laboratory. He oversees BBI’s humanist projects in the region. He is also the author of Orphans of Ruwenzori: a humanist perspective.
Leo Igwe is a Nigerian humanist, human rights activist, and former representative of the International Humanist and Ethical Union. He has held leadership roles in the Nigerian Humanist Movement, Atheist Alliance International, and the Center For Inquiry—Nigeria. In 2012, Igwe was appointed as a Research Fellow of the James Randi Educational Foundation; in 2014, he was chosen as a laureate of the International Academy of Humanism. He is a PhD candidate at the Bayreuth International School of African Studies at the University of Bayreuth in Germany, writing a dissertation on witchcraft in Africa. He is the author of No Gods, No Saviour.
Roslyn Mould is President of the Humanist Association of Ghana (HAG) & Chair for the African working group (IHEYO). She has been atheist since 2007 as a de-converted Catholic and a member of the Humanist Association of Ghana (HAG) since 2012 when it first began. She helped organize the first ever West African Humanist Conference in 2012 sponsored by International Humanist and Ethical Youth Organisation (IHEYO) where she had the pleasure of meeting Gea Meijers (former President of IHEYO) and Leo Igwe (renowned Nigerian Humanist) and other humanists.
Roslyn schedules and organizes frequent meetings, liaising with group members in Kumasi and Accra, assisting in the registration and formalization process of the association, writing blogs, representing the group in the local and international mica for interviews, promoting humanism via social media, and articles that promote humanism and critical thinking. She derive motivation from her personal interest and commitment to the philosophy of humanism and her love for humanity. Roslyn’s bio is continued HERE.
George Ongere is the executive director of Center For Inquiry – Kenya, and he’s written an e-book, Does Africa Need God? : a perspective from an Atheist in Africa. He works with campus secular groups throughout the region; his humanist essays can be read HERE and his humanitarian perspective is superbly expressed in his essay “Using Humanism to Help the Less Fortunate in Africa.”
BBI and Africa Humanists collaborate with 300+ groups and individuals around the world. We are indebted to Freedom From Religious Foundation, HAAM (Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics of Manitoba), Humanist Canada, My Secret Atheist Blog, Southeast Wisconsin Secular She-Thinkers, Humanist Association of London and Area (HALA), and many philanthropic individual humanists.