Desmond Davies is originally from Sierra Leone and has been a journalist and commentator on African affairs for more than 40 years. He is a former Editor of West Africa Magazine in London, He has also worked for New African and Africa Now magazines in London, becoming Editor of the latter in 1984. He continues to write extensively on African and global affairs. He has extensive political contacts in Africa and has interviewed a number of heads of state, including, for example former Presidents Charles Taylor of Liberia, Jerry Rawlings and John Kufuor of Ghana while they were in office and President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia. Desmond is currently the London Bureau Chief for the Ghana News Agency (GNA). He is a Mentor in strategic communication at the African Leadership Centre, King’s College London.
Mounira Chaieb has over twenty years experience in Broadcast Journalism, most of it with the BBC. She has been a media and communications trainer, editor, presenter, reporter and producer. She has tackled issues related to the Arab uprisings, political Islam, human rights, women’s issues, relations between countries North and South of the Sahara, illegal immigration and many more. She is a writer and consultant on those issues. Mounira is a multi-lingual experienced and confident journalist capable of turning ideas into ground-breaking radio programmes.