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A multi-skilled journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa with experience of covering most of the continent. At present the Africa Correspondent for the Times of London, she was previously Africa Correspondent, Defence Correspondent and general reporter for the UK Telegraph titles and a UK Press Association journalist. During her time in Africa, she has covered some of the biggest stories to come from the continent including the Westgate Mall siege in Kenya, the Oscar Pistorius and Shrien Dewani trials, the Ebola crisis, the civil war in Ivory Coast and the death of Nelson Mandela. She is a proficient photographer, prolific tweeter and regular contributor to TV and radio.