Patrick Egwu

Selected writing

  • South Africans want Nigerians to leave their country. To where? [Foreign Policy]
  • A local solution is tackling Covid-19 in Nigeria [NPR]
  • Catholic farmers face growing attacks from armed herdsmen [National Catholic Reporter]
  • Christian leaders respond to police brutality protests in Nigeria [Christian Century]
  • Femicide rates rise in South Africa amid pandemic lockdown [Foreign Policy]
  • Demolitions in South Africa leave many homeless during pandemic [Sojourners]
  • Police brutality victims go unnoticed in Africa during Black Lives Matter movement [Foreign Policy]
  • 50 years after the war, pain of Biafra war still fresh [Foreign Policy]
  • Catholic communities in Africa have mixed response on combating Covid-19 [National Catholic Reporter]
  • Trump visa ban on Nigerians seen as blessing in disguise [National Catholic Reporter]
  • The forgotten African war of independence [Ozy]
  • Brazen vote-buying ahead of Nigeria's 2019 elections [African Arguments]
  • Prisons: wash me clean, make me whole [The Tablet]
  • Family of man murdered by police seek justice [Premium Times]
  • The Catholic Church's fight against gender-based violence in Nigeria [America Magazine]
  • The MacArthur Foundation funding media organisations in fight against corruption in Nigeria [GIJN]
  • Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal's fight against FGM [This is Africa]
  • Government thugs extorting small businesses in Nigeria [Ripples Nigeria]
  • Inside hospitals where quack doctors perform surgeries [Ripples Nigeria]
  • Child marriages and human trafficking in Nigerian camps for displaced people [Ripples Nigeria]
  • Corruption leading to lassa fever deaths in Nigeria [ICIR]

Media appearances



Online publications

  • Interview on protest at Nigerian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa [Premium Times]
  • Interview on police brutality in Nigeria with Mosaik [Mosaik]
  • Interview on police brutality in Nigeria with IL FOGLIO [IL FOGLIO]
  • Interview on winning the Hostwriter Prize [Hostwriter blog]
  • Interview on reporting about FGM [IJNet]
  • Interview on the Rory Peck cOVID-19 grant for journalists [IJNet
  • Interview on Nigerian migrants abroad [Avvenire]
  • How I became a freelance journalist [MCDN]
  • How to access media opportunities amid the pandemic [MCDN]
  • Interview on living in South Africa [Zikoko magazine]

Using Format