Lindsey Hilsum 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.”
The Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has taken an early lead in the country’s elections, with around a third of the votes counted so far. But his main challenger, the former pop star Bobi Wine, claimed there had been widespread “fraud and irregularities” with the vote, pledging to provide evidence as soon as internet services were…
Security has been stepped up and all internet access has been cut, as the vote counting begins in Uganda’s fiercely contested presidential elections.
Ugandans vote tomorrow in a presidential election pitting Yoweri Museveni, who’s led the country for 35 years, against the challenger, the singer-turned-politician Bobi Wine.
He has been attacked, his supporters killed, imprisoned and abused.
We are in the capital Kampala and have been talking to the country’s president.
Three days of mourning have been declared after the death of the Palestinian peace negotiator Dr Saeb Erekat. The 65 year old died from Covid-19. He was a witty and popular figure, credited with helping to negotiate the 1993 Oslo Accords that gave Palestinians the right to govern the Gaza Strip and parts of the…
On top of tackling climate change – Mr Biden will inherit a long list of formidable foreign policy challenges – from relations with China and Iran’s nuclear ambitions – to the Middle East peace process.
It’s been third time lucky for Joe Biden in his bid for the White House – his supporters have rushed out onto the streets in celebration – while foreign leaders have begun offering their congratulations – Mr Biden himself will be giving an address tonight in his home town of Wilmington. Our international editor Lindsey…
The world’s press and a host of secret service agents have been gathering in Wilmington, Delaware, where we are told that Joe Biden is planning to make a national address later tonight, if the race has been called by then.
If there is a state Donald Trump cannot lose, it’s Pennsylvania.
The bitterly contested state of Pennsylvania has a precious 20 electoral college seats in the balance.
The future of the next four years could depend on it.
The two campaigns couldn’t have looked more different in the last days. We are in Philadelphia and have been keeping an eye on Joe Biden.
Polls consistently indicate that the next president of the United States will be called Joe Biden.
Last night saw the shooting of a Black man by police officers in Philadelphia, sparking protests and some violent clashes.