I am an independent journalist and filmmaker. I write, shoot and produce for leading international media – I have contributed to outlets including the BBC, the Guardian, the New York Times, Huffington Post, CNN, Channel 4, Sky News and National Geographic. I was part of the BAFTA-winning team that made the documentary 'My Son the Jihadi', named Best Single Documentary in 2016.
I have extensive experience across sub-Saharan Africa, as well as in the Middle East and North Africa. I am a Trustee of the Foreign Correspondents' Association of East Africa – having served as Chair for two years in 2016 and 2017 – and a 2017 Marshall Memorial Fellow.
Based between Nairobi and London, I can be reached at email@example.com.
More than 18 "neglected tropical diseases" – including sleeping sickness, rabies and river blindness – affect over one billion people worldwide, but they're not on the public's radar. Through early 2018, I'm working on the year-long Project Zero for the Huffington Post to tell stories about these diseases across Africa and beyond.
'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 was part of the film's production team – together we won best Single Documentary at the 2016 BAFTAs and Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, and were nominated in the Royal Television Society Awards.
By 2020, there will be more than 700 million smartphone connections across the African continent. Widespread connectivity is having game-changing impacts in almost all sectors, but what does it really mean for economic development. I contributed extensively to the Guardian's in-depth series on technology in Africa, published in July 2016.
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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