Nalova Akua

Award-winning Journalist|News Fixer|Media Fellow| covering happenings in environment, health, politics &tech


Results-driven Cameroonian journalist with a passion for writing engaging content for online publications. Experienced in covering the latest trends in conflict, human rights, health, technology and the environment. Strong research and storytelling skills combined with a deep understanding of political, cultural, and econimic issues and its impact on society. Committed to delivering informative and captivating articles that resonate with readers.
Nalova holds a Bachelor's degree in journalism and has been featured in media outlets including BBC Future Planet, The Epoch Times, African Arguments, El País, VaccinesWork, hosted by Gavi, the Vaccines Alliance, Euronews, and The Continent. Nalova has won several national and international awards.
Nalova Akua is 2022 winner of the International Centre for Journalists' Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. The award which honours up-and-coming journalists in Africa who strive to strengthen people's voices and improve their well-being, came with a reporting grant and a customised internship at The Economist headquarters in London.
In 2021, Nalova was among the five best young journalists from across Africa selected to attend and cover the Global Landscapes Forum as Climate Tracker Media Fellows which came with a long form storytelling grant.
Nalova has also been shortlisted for BBC Komla Dumor Award.
Nalova has also won the Francis Wache Inaugural Young Journalist Award which honours outstanding print journalism in Cameroon.
Cameroon's pioneer and foremost privately-owned daily news tabloid, The Guardian Post, has awarded the 2022 Journalist of the Year Award to Nalova for his "rare mastery of investigative journalism and feature writing".
He is a young dedicated professional with close to 10 years of experience covering news and current events, with a background in investigative reporting.

Nalova Akua - Freelance Correspondent - The Epoch Times | LinkedIn

A dedicated journalist who is keen on exploring unexpected angles and equipped with years of prolific writing experience in different avenues, seeks to join a pool of writers of any serious news outlet in producing factual, ethical and impactful investigative articles.I am a story-driven journalist adept at developing articles and investigating issues with tenacious and unwavering dedication.

The invasive weed that travelled the world

A flock of water birds scavenges for insects on the dense, leafy weed that covers much of Lake Ossa, one of Cameroon's largest lakes. The water weed is so closely packed that it looks like wide, flat green pasture, and the sure-footed birds pick their way freely across it as if they were walking on land.

Nalova Akua

Nalova Akua is a Cameroonian journalist who has worked as a staff reporter for print, audiovisual and digital editions of local daily newspapers and international news agencies, and has featured in media outlets including Zenger News Service, The Epoch Times, Euronews Green, and BBC Future Planet. Twitter: @AkuaNalova

El País
Viaje a los orígenes africanos de los objetos robados

Los colonizadores saquearon durante décadas de dominación decenas de miles de objetos en el continente africano. Muchos de ellos todavía se encuentran expuestos o almacenados en museos europeos, descontextualizados y despojados del significado espiritual que tienen en sus países.