I am an independent journalist producing multimedia content for international media. I have contributed to outlets including the BBC, the Guardian, the New York Times, CNN, Channel 4, National Geographic, the Telegraph 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.
People in Somaliland with mental health conditions – rates of which are believed to be high – are increasingly forced into institutions, where they face serious abuses. Chaining, often for months on end, is widespread. I travelled to Hargeisa to document their situation for Human Rights Watch using video and photo.
'My Son the Jihadi' tells the story of the mother and brother left behind after Briton Thomas Evans travels to Somalia to join militant Islamist group al-Shabaab. I worked on the film, described as "urgent, essential viewing", which was broadcast on Channel 4 in October 2015.
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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