WORDS

A selection of pieces for newspapers, websites and magazines, including the Guardian, Financial Times, Evening Standard, Huffington Post, National Geographic, and the Daily and Sunday Telegraph.

In addition to my reporting work, I have worked as a researcher and analyst on issues including conflict, sexual violence and urban poverty, including for the International Crisis Group. I have also written on energy, mining, telecommunications, the media, infrastructure and the financial sector as a market analyst in emerging economies.


+ 2018

Letter from Harare: Soldiers raced through streets of Harare appearing to fire randomly into crowds, Evening Standard, 1 August 2018

Letter from Harare: Old Uncle Bob shows he still has the power to grab headlines, Evening Standard, 31 July 2018

Malaria vaccine pilot steers past final delays, Financial Times, 17 April 2018

Zimbabwe and Kenya lead the way in Africa's dash from cash, The Guardian, 22 February 2018

Ethiopian prime minister quits in sign of leadership split, Financial Times, 15 February 2018

+ 2017

Letter from Harare: We finally got our country back, says crowd dancing in the streets, Evening Standard, 22 November 2017

Letter from Harare: Zimbabwe's false dawn turns to tears then fury, Evening Standard, 20 November 2017

Defiant Robert Mugabe faces impeachment as the deadline for tyrant leader to resign passes, Evening Standard, 20 November 2017

Gunshots, tear gas and water cannon as Kenyans vote again, Evening Standard, 26 October 2017

Letter from Nairobi: Contest haunted by 2007 vote, Evening Standard, 9 August 2017

Project Zero for the Huffington Post (as editor or co-reporter/photographer/videographer): In Rural Kenya, Escaping A Deadly Disease Sometimes Takes A Little Luck – my images, words, video, 6 September 2017

How This Woman’s Eyelashes Nearly Blinded Her – my images; words by Hannah McNeish, 22 June 2017

This Woman Lived In A Cave Without Health Care While A Parasite Ate At Her Face – my images; words by Hannah McNeish, 23 May 2017

When Getting Health Care Means Hiking Through A Leopard’s Hunting Ground – my images; words by Hannah McNeish, 19 May 2017

Why People With A Treatable Flesh-Eating Disease Don’t Want The Cure – my images and video; words with Hannah McNeish, 19 May 2017

This Woman Survived One Of The Deadliest Snake Attacks – my images; words by Hannah McNeish, 18 May 2017

A Heartbreaking Look At Leprosy In 2017 – words by Sara Perria, 26 April 2017

Other outlets:

Individual Leaders with an International Voice, German Marshall Fund of the United States, 30 June 2017 (blogging as a Spring 2017 Marshall Memorial Fellow)

+ 2016

Democracy, forests and finance: the tech making Africa a better place, The Guardian, 11 August 2016

Africa calling: mobile phone revolution to transform democracies, The Guardian, 8 August 2016

From Nollywood to Shujaaz: how the internet is shaking up African entertainment, The Guardian, 6 August 2016

The web startups looking to cash in on 1 billion African consumers, The Guardian, 4 August 2016

Could bitcoin change the game in Africa?, The Guardian, 3 August 2016

From killing machines to agents of hope: the future of drones in Africa, The Guardian, 27 July 2016

Africa's top 10 tech pioneers: 'We have become an internet-consuming culture', The Guardian, 25 July 2016

Can the internet reboot Africa?, The Guardian, 25 July 2016

Teaching slum girls and female refugees to believe in themselves, BBC, 17 June 2016'

I want to train more water warriors', BBC, 20 May 2016

Solving delivery problems in a gridlocked city, BBC, 3 May 2016

Somaliland faces ‘explosion’ of mental health conditions, The Guardian, 22 January 2016

+ 2015

Changing Kenya's education by phone, BBC, 3 November 2015

“In Somaliland, there is very little knowledge about mental illness”, Al Jazeera English, 29 October 2015

The 7,000-mile trip Britain's stolen cars are now taking... all the way to Uganda, The Independent, 5 September 2015

Barack Obama in Kenya: US President tells young people to build a future in Africa, The Independent, 26 July 2015

Kenya's Joy As Obama Visits Father's Homeland, Sky News, 25 July 2015

Refugee: Escaping Burundi's political violence, Al Jazeera English, 23 June 2015

Hundreds of lone Burundian children flee to Rwanda, The Guardian, 10 June 2015

+ 2014

'I was looking at his face. He looked at me and he fired': Westgate victim describes terror attack that killed his wife, The Daily Telegraph, 21 September 2014

Kenya: mothers and children scratch a living on Eldoret dump, The Guardian, 1 September 2014

US doctor working in Liberia contracts ebola, The Daily Telegraph, 27 July 2014

Ebola claims first victim in Africa's largest city, The Daily Telegraph, 26 July 2014

Britain extends travel warning on Kenyan coast to include Lamu, The Daily Telegraph, 12 July 2014

Kenyan president blames 'local political networks' for coastal attacks, The Guardian, 17 June 2014

Kenya is a war zone, warns al-Shabaab after Somali Islamists massacre 48, The Guardian, 16 June 2014

Poachers kill one of the world's largest elephants in Kenya, The Sunday Telegraph, 14 June 2014

Kenya couple deny murder in FGM case, The Guardian, 4 June 2014

Teaching Difficult Histories: Rwanda's Post-Genocide Experience, National Geographic, 29 April 2014

+ 2013

Abdul Haji: 'The thought that I might die at Westgate mall never crossed my mind', The Observer, 8 December 2013

Mandela: A statesman who built a nation on the platform of his character, Christian Science Monitor, 5 December 2013

Kenya mall attack: Mother who negotiated with terrorist to spare children tells of ordeal, The Sunday Telegraph, 6 October 2013

Nairobi mall attack: American family in emotional reunion with rescue hero Abdul Haji, The Daily Telegraph, 30 September 2013

Kenya terror attack: the infighting and chaos that allowed deadly siege to drag on, The Sunday Telegraph, 29 September 2013

Somalia to receive €1.8bn from donors under three-year reconstruction plan, The Guardian, 17 September 2013

Analysis: Barclays to cut Somalia's remittance "lifeline", IRIN, 4 July 2013

Barclays set to exit Somali remittance business, FT's This is Africa, 4 July 2013

The Bitter Taste of Biofuels, Think. Magazine, 16 June 2013

Woolwich attack: UK 'took fears over suspected killer lightly', The Sunday Telegraph, 26 May 2013

Woolwich attack: soldier's 'killer' in dock on terror link three years ago, The Sunday Telegraph, 26 May 2013

Britain 'should apologise for colonial injustices' says Kenyan commission, The Daily Telegraph, 22 May 2013

Analysis: Somali security sector reform, IRIN, 13 May 2013

'The future of Somalia is at stake', says president, The Sunday Telegraph, 5 May 2013

Kenya's Supreme Court upholds Uhuru Kenyatta's election win, The Sunday Telegraph, 31 March 2013

Kenya's Raila Odinga lodges legal challenge to election result, The Daily Telegraph, 16 March 2013

Kenya election: Kenyatta declared victor as Odinga vows to appeal, The Sunday Telegraph, 10 March 2013

Uhuru Kenyatta looks to have won Kenyan election with slimmest of margins, The Daily Telegraph, 9 March 2013

Land holds key to Kenyan rivalries, Al Jazeera English, 4 March 2013

Kenya's slum dwellers fear violence as voting in presidential election to begin, The Sunday Telegraph, 3 March 2013

Alleged gang rape and suppression of press freedom in Somalia, New Statesman, 1 February 2013

Suffer the Children, Think. Magazine, January 2013

Military drones to be thrown into fight to save Africa's White Rhinos, The Sunday Telegraph, 6 January 2013

+ Pre-2013

US Embassy staff flee advancing rebel army, The Times, 29 December 2012 (£)

‘Fragile’ Mandela forbidden to leave Johannesburg, The Times, 27 December 2012 (£)

Democratic Republic of Congo dismisses Goma withdrawal conditions, The Daily Telegraph, 28 November 2012

Regional leaders call for Congo rebel withdrawal as humanitarian impact deepens, The Daily Telegraph, 24 November

2012

Rwanda and DRC trade accusations of shelling as tensions mount, The Daily Telegraph, 19 November 2012

Hay Festival Nairobi: Exciting times for literature in Kenya, The Daily Telegraph, 17 September 2012

Hay Festival Nairobi: Promoting a culture of reading, The Daily Telegraph, 14 September 2012

If all goes well, Somalia soon may have a government, Christian Science Monitor, 24 July 2012

Islamist militants attack historic Timbuktu sites, The Daily Telegraph, 1 July 2012

Kenyan police arrest Iranians suspected of terror plot, The Daily Telegraph, 22 June 2012

Judith Tebbutt: I didn't know my husband had been killed by my kidnappers for two weeks, The Daily Telegraph, 21 March 2012

Judith Tebbutt released by pirates after held hostage for six months, The Daily Telegraph, 21 March 2012

Somalia national theatre reopens after 20 years, The Daily Telegraph, 20 March 2012

CIA joins hunt for 7/7 widow who 'collaborated with terrorists', The Daily Telegraph, 1 March 2012

Top US General warns of coordination between al-Qaeda-linked African terror groups, The Daily Telegraph, 1 March 2012

Massive al-Shabaab suicide bomb kills over 80 in Somali capital Mogadishu, The Daily Telegraph, 4 October 2011

UN refugee agency warns of crisis 'of unimaginable proportions' in Somalia drought, The Daily Telegraph, 6 July 2011

At least 20 killed in economic protests in Tunisia and Algeria, The Daily Telegraph, 10 January 2011

Two French hostages killed by al-Qaeda kidnappers during failed rescue attempt, The Sunday Telegraph, 9 January

2011

Ivory Coast president orders peacekeepers to leave as crisis escalates, The Sunday Telegraph, 19 December 2010

Palestine's secret oasis, New Statesman, 4 December 2008