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Rachael Akidi

Ugandan in London
Editor, Focus on Africa Radio — BBC
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Covers:  business, arts, politics, sports, climate change, africa

News junkie | Passionate about Africa | Editor BBC Focus on Africa radio, @BBCAfrica| My tweets = my views. RTs = their views.

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News Junkie. Passionate about Africa. Editor BBC Focus on Africa radio programme. @bbcafrica
Also a lazy blogger.

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@rakidi — 14,174 followers, 21,076 tweets

Nov 22, 2017

RT @AndrewBeatty: @rakidi Can you think of another Southern African leader who is trying to install his wife as president?

Nov 22, 2017

@opolotnicholas Absolutely that's what I mean. And yet they still kissed his feet.

Nov 22, 2017

If I were an African strongman, I'd be looking at my sycophants with suspicion. Uncle Bob must be surprised at how some of his "best" mates celebrated his fall.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Freelance writer for Ugandan newspapers

Have you ever used a typewriter?

As a student in secondary school in Uganda, we had typing lessons using electronic type writers. It was cool then.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?