A journalist since 2009 and member of the National Union of Journalists and the Society of International Media & Press Photographers, I specialise in covering foreign affairs, human rights and general news in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially East and Central Africa.
I have reported from Lebanon, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi for a diverse range of publications. These include the International Business Times, the Independent, the Evening Standard, The New Statesman, Jazeera Magazine, Yahoo News and the Daily Telegraph.
I have appeared as a guest analyst on a number of prime-time news programs including African network Arise News, the Islam Channel TV and KBIA, a National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate.
I am currently Head of Communications at Sentebale, an NGO working in global health, based in Southern Africa. My role there is to collaborate with colleagues in programme implementing countries to research and produce programmatic, campaign and policy materials, organise advocacy communications and events and engage with our networks of partner organisations as well as brief senior management about potential risks to the organisation and the local communities in which we operate. I lead on global communication responses during emergencies.
Nominated for the Rising Star of the Year at The HeadlineMoney Media Awards 2014, I was most recently nominated for the 2016 One World Media Awards in the New Voice Award category.
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