Who we are and what we do

Who we are and what we do

Founded in March 2020, HumAngle is a niche media platform committed to insightful and objective coverage of Africa’s conflict, humanitarian, and development issues.

Over the years, insecurity has become one of the chief drivers of mass mortality and instability in the region. Yet, it has attracted no dedicated coverage from the media. HumAngle was established to fill this vacuum.

Our primary duty is to investigate, analyse, and report conflict issues in a sensitive, in-depth, and human-centred manner. We paint accurate pictures of crises and how they affect different communities and demographics. We hold the government to account on its responsibility of protecting lives and properties.

We also provide research and consultancy services to assess operational risks and guide decision-making for humanitarian organisations etc.

We have worked with various reputable humanitarian and developmental organisations to improve the quality of life on the continent. We have also published thousands of reports spanning dozens of countries across different parts of Africa.

Central to our work as a media organisation is to report conflict and insecurity and mediate between governments, non-state, and hostile groups to reduce the human suffering caused by these conflicts. HumAngle deploys the tools of solutions journalism to advance effective conflict-resolution and peacebuilding initiatives across Africa.

How are we different?

How are we different?

Usually, when conflict, humanitarian, and development issues are reported, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, the narrative tends to be detached from the directly affected people. The human element in the stories is often reduced to statistics, indirectly providing the perpetrators with a platform to advertise their atrocities. The core of our editorial policy at HumAngle is always to put the victims of conflict first, giving them opportunities to share their own stories.

Our intentional approach through the lens of the people ‚ÄĒ victims, survivors, and other stakeholders ‚ÄĒ has helped the audience better understand the dynamics of these issues, leading to louder calls for positive and effective changes.

As a conflict-reporting platform, our core mandate is to advance the cause of human values and dignity by insisting on accountability in the security and humanitarian sectors. Our work provides more credible information and context for mediation, better policy-making, and scholarly research.

Our approach to journalism

Our approach to journalism

We believe that in covering issues that affect the wellbeing and lives of people, their perspectives should prominently feature. True to our name, we are always asking: ‚ÄúWhat is the human angle to this story?‚ÄĚ Our reporting seeks to amplify the needs of the people and call the attention of relevant stakeholders to be accountable to the people first.

We have covered terrorism from Boko Haram, its offshoots and several other violent conflicts in Nigeria and more than two dozen African countries.

We do not ignore how insecurity affects officials at the war front and their families, especially the effects of corruption in the administration of the security sector that make them victims of the same dehumanising conditions they are accused of meting out to fellow citizens.

Our understanding of insecurity is not limited to the criminal use of guns and explosives. For us, it could also mean disease outbreaks, environmental disasters, job losses, food insecurity, sexual and gender-based violence, or economic and social exclusion.

Another quality that sets us apart is how deliberate we are about peace journalism and solutions reporting. Our crisis signalling projects alert society of impending crises before they occur.

We have likewise distinguished ourselves as publishing some of the most reliable and in-depth fact-checks to debunk misinformation related to security and disease outbreaks such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

To help people understand our stories and reach all kinds of audiences, we break down our reports using infographics, cartoon illustrations, geospatial tools, short explainer videos, and documentaries. Occasionally, we publish our reports in local languages to encourage readership among people who are not literate in English.

Our projects

Our projects

Accountability Journalism & Investigative Reporting for Deepening Democracy and Development

This project is a series of stories that uncover corruption and accountability gaps in the management of displaced people in Northeast Nigeria, produced with the Centre For Journalism Innovation & Development (CJID).

Promoting Transparency in Insurgency-Related Funding in Northeast Nigeria

Between 2022 and 2024, with funding support from the MacArthur Foundation, HumAngle will interrogate security and humanitarian funding in Northeast Nigeria by strengthening investigative and data-driven journalism to reduce corruption and enhance accountability in the area.

COVID-19 Dashboard

HumAngle updates and manages a live dashboard with COVID-19 cases, deaths, and admissions.

HumAngle Spaces 

HumAngle regularly leads and promotes conversations around conflict, humanitarian, and development topics on Twitter Spaces.

Missing Persons Register’s Population and Amplification Project

With grant support from OSIWA, the Missing Persons Register’s Population and Amplification Project aims to support the establishment of a national missing persons register by providing credible information from sources across Northeast Nigeria and giving life to the statistics by telling human-angle stories on the development.

Podcasts

HumAngle produces and publishes three weekly podcasts; Vestiges of Violence, The Crisis Room, and Birbishin Rikici (a Hausa version of Vestiges of Violence). These podcasts tell the stories of victims of violence and explore trending issues in the conflict, development, and humanitarian space.

Mediatising Transitional Justice Efforts in Northeast Nigeria

Implemented in partnership with ATJLF, the Mediatising Transitional Justice Efforts focused on telling stories of conflict stakeholders in the Northeast and the struggle for accessing justice.

HumAngle+

HumAngle Membership (stylised HumAngle+) is a web-based and direct-to-mail community for the audience to get unlimited access to conflict, humanitarian, and development reports with data inserts, explainers, and highly interactive elements.

Interactive Storytelling

HumAngle Interactive presents stories in an interactive format, offering readers multiple and innovative ways to read and experience the piece, keeping them fully engaged and invested in the story.

Impact and recognition

Impact and recognition

HumAngle continues to publish and produce works geared towards positive impact, focusing on vulnerable groups.

Knifar women:  Thousands of women in Borno have had to raise their children alone because their husbands, arbitrarily accused of being members of Boko Haram, are detained without trial for several years by the Nigerian Army. Our consistent reporting and advocacy have led to the release of hundreds of the husbands of these women.

Crisis Signaling: Crises happen every day, but there are always signs. HumAngle reports these signs in its crisis signalling obligations.  Our editorial surveillance and crisis signalling rely on primary sources and data-driven evidence on trends to extrapolate and create likely scenarios that would follow down the road. Notwithstanding the deluge and rapid sequence of events in the crisis, the signalling served as necessary warnings to authorities to act.

Policy: HumAngle‚Äôs reporting on the roller coaster violent conflicts in Northwest Nigeria, where armed groups that carved territories for themselves forcefully collect taxes and levies from poor farming communities, rustle cattle, abduct, rape, and kill thousands of people, were branded as bandits. In June 2020, HumAngle took a stand to refer to these so-called bandit groups in the Northwest as terrorists. In November 2021, a Federal High Court declared the bandits’ terrorists, reaffirming HumAngle‚Äôs position.

Awards: A fact-check published in January 2021 was shortlisted for the African Fact-Checking Awards, and The Deradicalised, a five-part series released between November and March 2021, was declared winner of the online category of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Journalism. 2023 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Story Telling.

Our team

Our team

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Ahmad Salkida

CEO/Editor-in-Chief

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Editorial

Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu

Managing Editor

Kunle Adebajo

Investigations Editor

Abdulkareem Haruna

Editor, Lake Chad Region

Nathaniel Bivan

Features Editor

Anthony Asemota

Multimedia Editor

Ibrahim Adeyemi

Assistant Investigations Editor

Adejumo Kabir

Editor, Southern Operations

Aliyu Dahiru Aliyu

Assistant Editor

Damilola Lawal

Creative Advisor

Akila Jibrin

Senior Illustrator

Shade Mary-Ann Olaoye

Assistant Editor, Audience Engagement


Other Members Of Editorial Team


Support Staff

Khadijat Ibrahim

Head of HR and Admin


Finance

Okechukwu Eucharia Ukamaka

Finance Manager


Information Technology

Muhammad Jibrin

IT Lead

Mansir Muhammed

GIS/Open Source Specialist

Michael Anthony Abia

XR Developer

Khadija Gidado

IT Officer

 

Sustainability plan

Sustainability Plan

Several media companies like ours are struggling to survive. Many have collapsed too, and when this happens, the first casualty is not the business itself but the public’s right to Information. Hence, a sustainable business strategy is essential not only for the preservation of the media but of people’s freedoms.¬†

Considering how revenue from advertising and subscription is at its lowest in our operating environment, we’ve developed a multi-tier approach to boost our revenue model and continue serving the public interest. The method rests on a corporate tripod:

HumAngle Media Ltd, HumAngle Media Foundation, and HumAngle Sanctuary.

HumAngle Media Ltd operates a consultancy and research arm that provides expert risk assessment to individuals and organisations. It was founded on the solid conviction that quality journalism that is independent and credible research is central to the HumAngle brand. HumAngle Media Foundation is the non-profit arm dedicated to advocacy and capacity building on conflict reporting and peace journalism. Finally, HumAngle Sanctuary Ltd was established to provide quality and affordable mental healthcare services and improve awareness of people’s mental health needs.

These three organisations operate independently but support one another to achieve their set objectives. We have recorded significant growth so far as a result of this approach.

Our support organisations

Our support organisations

HumAngle Media Foundation

HumAngle Media Foundation, in furtherance of the corporate social responsibility of the HumAngle brand, was set up as a non-profit organisation dedicated to advocacy, research, building media capacity and creating tangible impact around issues related to conflict and development.

 

HumAngle Sanctuary

Drawing from the experiences of our journalists, HumAngle recognises the need for improved mental health services for professionals, victims of violence, and people in different environments. Besides this, HumAngle Sanctuary will promote awareness on the subject, organise training events, and support organisations to manage the psychological needs of their employees better.

Our audience

Our audience

Country
Audience share
Nigeria 60.09%
United States 12.89%
United Kingdom 4.61%
Others 22.41%

Contact us

Contact us

HumAngle

Block D,9 Asba and Dantata Street, Lifecamp, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria.

Email: info@humanglemedia.com

Telephone: +2349054844444, +2348180040403

Our Partners

Over the years, we have partnered with the following organizations.


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There are millions of ordinary people affected by conflict in Africa whose stories are missing in the mainstream media. HumAngle is determined to tell those challenging and under-reported stories, hoping that the people impacted by these conflicts will find the safety and security they deserve.

To ensure that we continue to provide public service coverage, we have a small favour to ask you. We want you to be part of our journalistic endeavour by contributing a token to us.

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