I'm a British journalist based in Burkina Faso, West Africa. I'm HEFAT certified and write for outlets like The Economist, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera English, Reuters, BBC, The Atlantic, The Telegraph, The New Statesman, OZY, 1843, Voice of America and Vice News. My photo work has appeared in many of the above outlets as well as the British Journal of Photography, Men's Health, De Standaard, The New Internationalist, NME and Vice. In TV and radio, I’ve appeared on BBC World Service, France 24 and CBC Radio and shot news for Al Jazeera English and Voice of America. I’ve also worked with Showtime and Vice News as a local producer. Aside from Burkina Faso, I’ve reported from the UK, France, Spain, Togo, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, Malawi and South Sudan, usually covering security and humanitarian crisis and, occasionally, off-beat culture.
In February 2020, I collaborated with photographer Anne Mimault to bring the story of Thibault Fournier and his business partner Jean Koala to the world. The pair had spent ten years building a ‘Tudor’ castle on the outskirts of Ouagadougou.
In August 2020, I did a piece for VICE news on the children stuck working in Burkina Faso’s gold mines, as terrorists spread across the country. I visited a mine in Burkina Faso’s north just a few miles from where terrorists are active.
In March 2020, I profiled the prominent Burkinabe vigilante, Boureima Nadbanka, who had recently been accused of orchestrating the Yirgou Massacre, which killed as many as 200 people.
In May 2020, I shot a news piece for Al Jazeera English. The subject was Fatoumata, a girl, who like 350,000 other children, lost access to education in Burkina Faso due to the ongoing conflict.
A data driven piece I did for Al Jazeera on the decline in fatalities in Burkina Faso's war over the previous year.
In February 2021, I profiled a former child bride who fled her 54-year-old husband and now mentors other child marriage survivors for Voice of America.
In January 2020, I worked as local producer on a documentary for Vice News and Showtime - ‘Terror in the Sahel’. With journalist Ben Anderson, I travelled to Burkina Faso’s north, set up interviews, found locations and greased the wheels of the whole prod
II spoke to the BBC World Service about an attack by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Arbinda, Burkina Faso, which saw dozens of civilians killed, especially women.
In January 2021, I shot a piece for VoA on the many children in Burkina Faso forced to leave school following threats by Islamic militants and work in the country’s informal gold mines, where they are at risk of accidents.