Abel Akara Ticha

Abel Akara Ticha

Senior Communications Officer, Africa

Crisis Group Role

As Crisis Group’s Senior Communications Officer for Africa, Abel coordinates the dissemination of the organisation’s work across media and influential constituencies in sub-Saharan Africa. He implements communications plans for the Africa Program, working closely with dedicated experts and the wider global communications team.

Professional Background

Abel is a communications and advocacy professional with over two decades of experience from the UN Economic Commission for Africa, overseeing communications for the Central African sub-region; the African Capacity Building Foundation, leading communications across 40 countries; the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, serving as Official Spokesman of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Cameroon; the Cameroon Radio Television, working as Culture and News Editor; and the South African Broadcasting Corporation, where he served for a while as West/Central Africa correspondent. 

Abel holds an MA in Media Studies from Rhodes University and is a candidate for an MSc in International Development from Northumbria University.


  • English
  • French
  • West African Pidgin

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