Posts Tagged ‘Blog’

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.


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 […]


Reporting on Kenya’s Oil Prospects

Reporting on Kenya's Oil Prospects

The second report from our recent trip to #Turkana in Northern #Kenya has been broadcast on the #BBC . It looks at the prospects for oil in this remote region of the country. Turkana is one of the poorest parts of Kenya but it is also potentially the richest, thanks to the large underground aquifers that […]


Postcard from Harare

Postcard from Harare

These were some of the thousands of school children who turned out to wish Robert #Mugabe a happy 90th birthday over the weekend. It makes him the oldest statesman in Africa and the second oldest in the world after Shimon Peres.The kid in a the middle of the pic is a reminder that not everyone […]


Postcard from London

Postcard from London

I’m back in #London , one of my favourite cities in the world. I arrived a few days ago and even though it has only been a few months since I was last here, I have really missed this city. I always enjoy visiting London’s many galleries. This photo was taken at the #TateModern with its […]


Postcard from London

Postcard from London

  I’m back in #London , one of my favourite cities in the world. I arrived a few days ago and even though it has only been a few months since I was last here, I have really missed this city. I always enjoy visiting London’s many galleries. This photo was taken at the #TateModern […]


Goodbye Komla

Goodbye Komla

This image is from a TV report I filmed with #KomlaDumor at a travel expo in South Africa last year. During our filming we met some Maasai warriors. They gave him the Maasai name "Tobeko"  which means "you will live forever" because they said he was a "mountain of a man" and he would live forever.On […]


Writing Exams in the Middle of a Conflict

We visited the UN's Tomping base in Juba, where 20000 people from the Nuer tribe have sort refuge from the conflict that has hit #SouthSudan in recent weeks.The violence broke out a day before primary school students were due to take their exams in December. Their teachers turned to the UN for help. This week […]


Seasons Greetings From Cape Town

Seasons Greetings From Cape Town

I'm in #CapeTown for the festive season after coming down to #SouthAfrica at the beginning of the month to cover #NelsonMandela 's funeral. It was a very sad occasion but I felt privileged to be part of the BBC's coverage when the world said goodbye to this amazing man. Now I finally have some free time […]


Celebrating Nelson Mandela's Life

I'm in South Africa as part of the BBC team covering the death of Nelson #Mandela. This photo was taken in Vilakazi Street in #Soweto where Mandela and his family lived before he went to prison. The joy in these people's faces may seem odd to some at a time of morning but it is […]