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A Historic Day for Nigeria

A Historic Day for Nigeria

  A painting of Muhammadu #Buhari on display at an exhibition of #Nigeria's past leaders, taking place in #Abuja to coincide with his inauguration as the country's 15th head of state.


Burundi’s Political Crisis

Burundi's Political Crisis

#Burundi's President #PierreNkurunziza gave a bizarre press conference to the international media over the weekend. He made no mention of last week’s coup. Instead he said there was a threat against #Burundi, #Uganda and #Kenya from #AlShabab.


Xenophobia in South Africa’s Schools

Xenophobia in South Africa's Schools

Graffiti on the wall of Albert Street School in Johannesburg, South Africa. The school was set up after the Xenophobic attacks in 2008 to provide a safe haven for the children of foreign migrants. Several years later it is still taking in foreigners as they battle to get into government run schools.


Sometimes Miracles Do Happen

Sometimes Miracles Do Happen

  My #BBC camera kit that I thought I would never see again after it "disappeared" at #Johannesburg 's main airport.


Buhari’s Hometown Celebrates

Buhari's Hometown Celebrates

  An old man joins in the celebrations in Muhammadu #Buhari's hometown of #Daura following his historic win in #Nigeria’s elections.


Historic Victory for Buhari

Historic Victory for Buhari

  People celebrating on the streets of #Kano following the news that the leader of the opposition in #Nigeria, Muhammadu #Buhari, had made history and beaten an incumbent president for the first time in the country’s history.


All Quiet in Kano

All Quiet in Kano

  A man drives his motorcycle down a deserted street in the city of #Kano, Northern #Nigeria. We arrived here on Sunday to eerily quiet streets and today was much the same. This is usually a bustling place. Its the second largest city in the country and a major trading hub. But many businesses and […]


Nigeria's Election

Nigeria's Election

  Two girls walk past election posters in the northern Nigerian city of #Kaduna. We have been reporting from here over the last few days. Campaigning has now ended and it looks like this election will be very close. But many of those who have been displaced by #BokoHaram won't be able to vote as […]


Mali Steps up Ebola Precautions

Mali Steps up Ebola Precautions

  Our latest report from #Mali looks at how the country is preparing for #Ebola . So far there has only been one case of a 2 year old girl who died after travelling from Guinea.


Testing an Ebola Vaccine in Mali

Testing an Ebola Vaccine in Mali

  I'm in #Mali 's capital Bamako to cover #Africa 's first #Ebola vaccine trial. So far preliminary results from the trial look promising.


Mozambique Votes

Mozambique Votes

  Voting appears to have gone fairly smoothly in #Mozambique 's elections with a large turnout. We spent the day at a polling station in Maputo where voters were in a good mood.This woman shows of her finger, stained with permanent ink to prove she has voted. Counting is now underway with results expected later […]


Mozambique Elections

Mozambique Elections

  I'm in #Mozambique for the country's elections on the 15th. The campaigning has generally been peaceful despite reports of clashes in the north between supporters of the ruling #Frelimo and opposition party #Renamo .Over the weekend we attended a colourful rally by Frelimo's #FilipeNyusi , where this photo was taken. The rally was surprisingly […]


Iraq's Christian Community Suffering

Iraq's Christian Community Suffering

  When I was in #Iraq we caught up with the country's #Christian community to see what has happened to them since air strikes began against #IS . Sadly their situation is even worse than it was before and there are now no Christians left in the Nineveh Plain, an area they have lived in […]


The World's Most Travelled Car

The World's Most Travelled Car

  A project I was involved with about #Otto, the world's most travelled car, went out on the BBC this week. #GuntherHoltorf has been driving around the world for the last 26 years in the Mercedes G-Wagen, exploring over 200 countries, including #NorthKorea, where this photo was taken. I shot the video for the BBC's […]


IS Beaten Back in Rabia

IS Beaten Back in Rabia

  Earlier this week we visited the town of Rabia, on the border between #Iraq # and #Syria , which Kurdish #Peshmerga troops recently recaptured from #IS . This photo is from the ruins of a hospital in the town where IS held out for three days before it was destroyed by British airstrikes. The […]


IS Using Guerrilla Tactics

IS Using Guerrilla Tactics

  These are some of the many improvised explosive devices or IEDs planted by #IS in #Iraq as they withdrew from the area around Zarga, south of #Kirkuk in the last few days. The Peshmerga say IS is using guerrilla tactics. Aside from planting hundreds of roadside bombs. They also use suicide attackers and snipers […]


The New Iraq Frontline

The New Iraq Frontline

  A photo from #Iraq’s frontline south of #Kirkuk , showing a badly damaged mosque. We headed there yesterday after hearing the #Peshmerga had taken several villages from #IS in the last 48 hours. The place was very badly shot up. The Peshmerga claimed there was only 1 casualty on their side, but that the […]


Life Inside Erbil’s Baharka camp

Life Inside Erbil's Baharka camp

I’m currently on assignment in northern Iraq. We visited Erbil’s Baharka camp, where several thousand displaced Iraqi’s are now living, after fleeing Islamic State militants. Many of them come from Mosul, Iraq’s second biggest city, which was taken over by IS in June. The camp used to be a cement factory. Now it is home […]


Al-Shabaab Recruiting in Kenya

Al-Shabaab Recruiting in Kenya

As we approach the one year anniversary of the Westgate shopping mall siege in Nairobi, we’ve been taking a closer look at the Al-Qaeda linked Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab, which claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. It appears to be targeting Kenyans in its latest recruitment drive, rather than Somalis. Some of those new recruits […]


Nigeria Battles to Take on Boko Haram

Nigeria Battles to Take on Boko Haram

This is all that remains of one of the cars used to launch a twin bomb attack in a crowded market in the town of #Jos, in central #Nigeria. The blasts killed over 120 people, making it one of the deadliest attacks for some years. No one has claimed responsibility but it bears all the […]


The Man Who Designed South Africa’s Iconic Flag

To mark 20 years of democracy in South Africa I travelled to Pretoria to interview Fred Brownell, the man who designed the country’s iconic flag. He got the original idea for the design from the chasubles worn by Anglican and Catholic priests, but it nearly ended up looking like the nuclear peace symbol. Two decades […]


Thoughts on the South Sudan Conflict

Thoughts on the South Sudan Conflict

Back from a very demanding trip to #SouthSudan. It is shocking what impact the South Sudan conflict has had on the country. Thousands killed because of their ethnicity and over a million people displaced. The country’s people deserve much better.


Ban Ki-moon Comes to Town

Ban Ki-moon Comes to Town

First it was Navi Pillay, then John Kerry and now Ban Ki-moon has come to #SouthSudan. Our reporter Alastair Leithead and cameraman Phil Davies were stuck in #Bentiu so I had to go to the presser on my own. The UN Secretary General says both leaders have agreed to attend talks in Addis later in […]


Back in South Sudan

Back in South Sudan

I’m in South Sudan covering the latest diplomatic push to try prevent this country spiralling out of control. I took this photo on the banks of the White Nile in Juba. It shows a rusty boat stuck on an island in the river. It reminds me of South Sudan. The country seems stuck at the […]