I am an independent journalist producing multimedia content for international media. I have contributed to outlets including the Guardian, Telegraph, New York Times, BBC, CNN, Channel 4, National Geographic and Human Rights Watch.
I have extensive experience across sub-Saharan Africa, as well as in the Middle East and North Africa. Based between Nairobi and London, I can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hundreds of Muslims are trapped in several enclaves in the west of the Central African Republic in deteriorating conditions. Most are too afraid to try to leave, but some face death if they stay. I travelled there in December 2014 to document their situation for Human Rights Watch, and also filed for the Guardian.
Twenty years after the devastating genocide in Rwanda, the teaching of national history remains a highly sensitive and often contentious issue in the country. I wrote about how Rwanda is working to teach its difficult history, in this piece for National Geographic.
I tell stories about security, development, culture and human rights, using a range of media, including text, video, audio and photography. I report on violent extremism in Africa, in particular in Kenya and Somalia. I covered the brutal attack on Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall in September 2013: in the aftermath, I interviewed survivors and first responders, including retelling one of the most dramatic stories of the massacre.
I followed the trail of the world's 'most wanted woman', Samantha Lewthwaite, and covered the deepening tensions in Kenya's "war on terror". I exposed the earlier arrest of Woolwich killer Michael Adebolajo on suspicions of trying to join Somali militant group al-Shabaab.
I profiled the President of Somalia and investigated land grabs for biofuels in Africa. I covered Kenya's controversial and much-anticipated elections in 2013 and reported on female genital mutilation and other gender-related abuses.
I followed Kenya's innovative art collective Just A Band, covered Nairobi's Hay literary festival, and produced radio on the country's emerging arts scene. I wrote about digital innovation for business and covered Africa's emerging wellness industry.
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