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. With Hannah McNeish, 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.
Tech in Africa
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.