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As the BBC’s Africa Editor, I broadcast and write about events all over the continent, offering analysis as well as news coverage. I travel to Africa regularly, especially the Somali regions and the wider Horn of Africa. I am a regular contributor to BBC flagship programmes, and work across all media - digital, television and radio.

I have contributed to other media outlets, including The Guardian, The Times, Granta and African Arguments.


Somalia: Then and Now

Somalia: Getting it wrong again?

Somalis in Kenya: “They call us ATM machines”

The Guardian: 'The London Conference'

Somalia: Far from a failed state?

Profile: Somalia's Islamist 'lads'

The Hargeisa International Book Fair

A Fragile Peace in Mogadishu

Rebuilding Mogadishu

Somalia: Failed State or Fantasy Land?

Growing sophistication of pirates

Chasing the Somali piracy money trail

Life in Somalia's pirate town

Rwanda genocide: Opposition claims 'forced exhumations'

Southern Sudan unveils plans for animal-shaped cities

Peacekeeping head in Darfur plea

Rare pygmy hippos caught on film

Dadaab and beyond

The Golden Bentley

'Mummy, can I phone the pirates?'

Meeting a Somali pirate in Hargeisa prison

A city in the Horn of Africa rises from the ruins of war

Frenetic pace of Ethiopia's khat boomtown

Transforming tourism in Gambia

Somalia’s graveyard of grand and beautiful buildings

Ethiopia's cupcake divide

War comes to Mogadishu

Memories of Mogadishu

Somalia exports more live animals than anywhere else on earth

Somali women at work and play

The Somali chief and the British queen

'Little Mogadishu' a haven for pirates and extremists?

Somaliland - Going it Alone

Mogadishu politics

Selection of TV reports and appearances

Robust mandate for UN in Democratic Republic of Congo

Sudanese president's first visit to South Sudan since independence

Sudan leader's warning in Darfur

Somalia bomb blast

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