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I am a foreign correspondent based in Nairobi, Kenya. I have lived and worked in Africa since 2004 and am currently a correspondent for the AFP news agency and a regular contributor to The Economist and Monocle magazine.

My conflict reporting from DR Congo, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan has been...

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This is an odd one: #Somalia's Shabaab gives an indignant response to a report alleging child recruitment  http://reut.rs/2mQN1Cb 
Smartly researched piece by @rachelmsavage on how to end civil wars so they don't restart  http://econ.st/2mSw2Qb  via @TheEconomist
A less flippant, less interesting internet awaits: @jiatolentino's eulogy for The Awl  http://bit.ly/2BcrJEe  via @NewYorker
RT @pressgazette: Times overtakes Telegraph headline print circulation for first time, ABC figures show  http://bit.ly/2EQzZw4 
"I would watch in awe as six foot sets rolled down the point while mortars exploded in the field next to us": Nic Bothma on surfing, war and photography  http://bit.ly/2Dnhseo  https://t.co/H9GTTXSV8i
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