About Us

Africa R is a consortium of passionate Africa R user groups and users innovating with R every day, and are inspired to share their experience as well as communicate their findings to a global audience.

This consortium was birthed from the underrepresentation and minority involvement of the African population in every role and area of participation, whether as R developers, conference speakers, educators, users, researchers, leaders and package maintainers.

As a community, our mission is to achieve improved representation by encouraging, inspiring, and empowering the African population of all genders who are underrepresented in the global R community.

The primary objective of Africa R is to support R Users across Africa, and R enthusiasts to embrace the full potential of R programming, through fostering a collaborative continental network of R gurus, mentors, learners, developers and leaders, to help facilitate individual and collective progress worldwide.

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Leadership (2019 - 2022)



Shelmith Kariuki 🇰🇪

Senior Data Analyst

Data Science, R, Python, Training, Marketing analytics


Ahmadou Dicko 🇲🇱

Director and principal analyst

R, Disease mapping and GIS, Reproducible and open science, Bayesian statistics, Linux and open source


Nelda Limilimi 🇺🇬

Associate Data Analyst

Data Science, R, Business Intelligence (BI), Blog Posts (Random life, motivation), Girls in Science & Technology


Anicet Ebou 🇨🇮

R&D Consultant

Genomic Data Science, Algorithms and methods, Leadership and ethics, Bass guitar


Vebashini Naidoo 🇿🇦

General Manager - Data Analytics

Data Analytics / Science, R, Python, SQL, Cloud Computing, Education, especially the upliftment of minority groups, through data analytics training, and workshops


Dennis Irorere 🇳🇬

Data Scientist

R, Geographic Information System (GIS), Python, Bash, SQL


Mohammed Ibrahim Ali 🇪🇬

Software Engineer

Mathematics, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Anime