Mvemba Phezo Dizolele

Mvemba Phezo Dizolele is the senior adviser for Africa at the International Republican Institute. Formerly, he was the Peter J. Duignan Distinguished Visiting Fellow and a National Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. He was a grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and covered the 2006 elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he was embedded with United Nations peacekeepers in Congo's Ituri district and South Kivu province as a reporter. A frequent commentator on African affairs, Dizolele has been a guest analyst on PBS’s NewsHour and Foreign Exchange; NPR's Tell Me More and Weekend Edition, On Point, and the Diane Rehm Show; BBC’s World News Update; and Al Jazeera’s The Stream, NewsHour, and Inside Story. He has testified before various subcommittees of both chambers of the United States Congress, as well as before the United Nations Security Council.

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