About

I am a freelance journalist based in London. I have written about the Sicilian mafia, the plight of migrants in Italy, radicalisation in Europe and human rights and conflict in Africa for publications including Prospect Magazine, The Atlantic, NPR, The Nation, The Guardian, Mail & Guardian, Index on Censorship, The International Business Times and The White Review. I have worked for BBC Radio Current Affairs and presented on BBC Radio. I am also a 2017 Dart Center Ochberg Fellow at Columbia University Journalism School and an associate at the Cambridge University Migration Research Network (CAMMIGRES).

Here’s a selection of some of my work

Prospect Magazine: Migrant deaths: Inside Rome’s Termini station

The Atlantic: The Britain That Was Fades Into Memory

The Guardian: Kenya clamps down on journalists covering war on al-shabaab

Prospect Magazine: Jihadi John and London’s culture of gang violence

International Business Times: Meet the migrants who are helping Italians take on the Sicilian mob

Prospect Magazine: Paris attacks: what next for Molenbeek?

Mail & Guardian: Eritreans flee camps but find they’re in psychological prisons

Prospect Magazine: Theresa May’s plans will make millions of Britons second-class citizens

The Guardian: A history of Eritrean music, from revoluntionary funk to viral pop

Index on Censorship:Ethiopia in crisis, closes down the news

Prospect Magazine: Barack Obama has failed Africa

International Business Times: The hidden racism of the refugee crisis – why does nobody care when black Africans drown?

BBC Radio 4 In Search of the British Dream

The Economist: New fiction: Stepping into the unknown

Bulent Journal: ‘Tears of Somalia: Turkey’s moral foreign policy’

African Agruments: Europe pushes away migrant ‘problem’ but many more will still come

BBC World Service: The Cultural Frontline