Lindsey Hilsum’s is Channel 4 News International Editor, and has covered many of the conflicts of recent years including in Syria, Ukraine and the Arab Spring.
She was in Baghdad for the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, and in Belgrade for the 1999 NATO bombing. In 1994, she was the only English-speaking correspondent in Rwanda when the genocide began.
She has won awards from the Royal Television Society and BAFTA amongst others, and received the 2017 Patron’s Medal from the Royal Geographical Society.
She has just published a biography: “In Extremis - the Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin”.
Her last book, “Sandstorm; Libya in the Time of Revolution”, was described by the Observer as “an account with historical depth to match dramatic reportage.”
Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido has declared it’s “time to unite and fight”, as thousands of anti-government protesters came out on to the streets across the country.
The Venezuelan government worries that America is going to invade via the provision of aid.
Venezuela’s self-sufficient ‘comunas’ or communes were encouraged by the late President Hugo Chavez as part of his vision of ‘socialism for the 21st century’.
Acute medical shortages are affecting Venezuela, but President Nicolas Maduro won’t accept aid from the United States, which has said it plans to oust him from power.
Huge containers are blockading a bridge linking Venezuela’s border with Colombia to stop humanitarian aid from coming in.
More than half the Venezuelan population say they can’t afford to buy food, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called on the regime to allow aid to reach those in need.
The man Britain now recognises as President of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, has called on European countries to provide more aid.
‘The people will never surrender’, the embattled Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has declared as he condemned European leaders for recognising his opponent Juan Guaidó as interim president.
The Trump administration has announced that the United States will pull out of a nuclear arms control treaty with Russia that’s been in place since the Cold War, sparking fears of a new arms race.
The judge said the the extra-judicial killing of the American reporter Marie Colvin was part of “Syria’s long-standing policy of violence” against journalists.
People gathered at the home of one of the country’s most famous musicians, Oliver Mtukudzi, who died yesterday aged 66 from complications of diabetes. President Mnangagwa called him a true patriot, while opposition leader Nelson Chamisa said he was a peace icon.
Zimbabwe’s government-appointed Human Rights Commission has accused the military of using “systematic torture” to break up protests against the authorities, after a week of unrest sparked by rising fuel prices.
If you thought Zimbabwe’s descent ended with the removal of Robert Mugabe from power, think again.
In Zimbabwe a week of protests and a brutal government crackdown have forced President Mnangagwa to curtail his trip to Davos and rush home. Zimbabweans have been protesting at dramatic fuel price hikes and more than 12 people have been killed in the violence.
Kenyan bomb disposal experts say they’ve safely detonated explosives left after the attack on a luxury hotel compound in Nairobi – which left 21 people dead. Nine more suspects were arrested today as the authorities vowed to bring anyone connected with the attack to justice. Five were killed at the scene, all believed to be…