Michela Wrong

Michela Wrong has spent more than two decades writing about Africa. As a Reuters correspondent, based in Cote d'Ivoire and former Zaire, she covered the turbulent events of the mid 1990s, including the fall of Mobutu Sese Seko and Rwanda’s post-genocide period.  She then moved to Kenya, where she became Africa correspondent for the Financial Times. Her books include “In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz”, the story of Mobutu, “I didn’t do it for you”, focussing on Eritrea, “It’s Our Turn to Eat”, the story of Kenyan whistleblower John Githongo, and “Borderlines”, a novel set in the Horn of Africa. She is a trustee for the Africa Research Institute and an adviser to the Centre for Global Development.