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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 […]


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 […]


Moving closer to an HIV free generation in Africa

Moving closer to an HIV free generation in Africa

#Africa carries the biggest burden of #HIV in the world, but the picture is improving through a concerted effort to prevent mother to infant infections.A combination of drugs and education programmes means that only half as many HIV-positive mothers in Africa are now passing on the virus to their babies, compared to a decade ago.We […]


Westgate siege: A family's dramatic survival story

Westgate siege: A family's dramatic survival story

Almost two weeks after the siege at Nairobi’s #Westgate shopping centre, the testimony of those caught inside and who then managed to escape, still has the power to shock.  During the siege one of the iconic images showed a mother lying on the floor, protecting her two children. Her name is Faith Wambua. She was […]


Gunther Holtorf, travelling the world since 1989

Gunther Holtorf, travelling the world since 1989

I met the most extraordinary person this week. His name is #GuntherHoltorf. He has been travelling the world for the last 24 years in his Mercedes G series which he affectionately calls #Otto. Together they have visited nearly every country on earth making Otto the world record holder for the most travelled car on the […]


Inspired by Martin Luther King

#Blog Reshared post from +BBC News It's 50 years since Martin Luther King delivered one of the most remembered speeches in history. To mark the anniversary the BBC asked notable figures including Maya Angelou, the Dalai Lama & Stevie Wonder to recite the celebrated text: http://bbc.in/14AWu2s The speech marked a turning point in race relations […]


Happy Birthday Dira TV

Happy Birthday Dira TV

#Blog   #BBC    #Africa   Reshared post from +BBC Africa BBC Swahili TV programme marks one year since it started. It has become a very popular news programme in East and Central Africa. This is the team behind all that you see on TV. Happy birthday Dira ya Dunia TV!


Mandela in Hospital Day 25

Mandela in Hospital Day 25

One of the members of the the #BBC team out in #SouthAfrica at the moment to cover Nelson #Mandela 's hospitalisation was also around to cover his release from prison. The story of how Mike Wooldridge (pictured above) managed to file on the historic event is legendary. It also illustrates just how much technology has […]


Mandela in Hospital Day 24

The tribute wall outside the hospital where Nelson #Mandela   is being treated, has turned into a tourist attraction. I saw scores of people coming down today to have their photo taken, holding up one of the posters, flowers or gifts that had been left for him. Not all of them were South Africans. I […]


Mandela in Hospital Day 23

The end to another dramatic week in #SouthAfrica . It started with the news that Nelson #Mandela 's health had taken a turn for the worse and ended on a more uplifting note with reports his condition has improved. Along the way there have been accusations from his oldest daughter, Makaziwe Mandela, that the media […]


Mandela in Hospital Day 21

Mandela in Hospital Day 21

It was a bit quieter at the hospital in Pretoria where Nelson #Mandela is being treated. The ANC came in for a lot of flack overnight for politicising the vigils for him outside the hospital. ANC supporters were bussed in and were seen selling t-shirts and other memorabilia with his image on it, such as […]


Mandela in Hospital Day 20

Everyday the scenes outside the hospital where Nelson #Mandela is battling ill health seem to change dramatically. Today was no exception. There was a massive increase in the number of people coming to the Pretoria hospital to wish him well and show their admiration for Mandela.Crowds of people sang and chanted his name late into […]


Mandela in Hospital Day 18

There was an even bigger surge in the media contingent outside the hospital today where Nelson #Mandela is receiving treatment. Every available space was taken up. The cameraman in the above photo, perched himself on a wall overlooking the entrance to the hospital.Many more members of the public also came to leave flowers and messages […]


Mandela in Hospital Day 17

We returned to the hospital in Pretoria where Nelson #Mandela is being treated to find a completely different atmosphere from last week. The news overnight that Mandela's condition had deteriorated resulted in the media flocking back to the hospital. A line of correspondents could be seen doing TV lives at the same time, including my […]


The Supreme Court of Kenya Ruling

These photos were taken on my iphone outside the Supreme Court of Kenya on the day of it’s ruling on the validity of the country’s presidential elections. The decision came late at 5pm. At first light a large exclusion zone was set up around the court. As the day wore on more and more supporters […]