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Robert Guest

Africa Editor, The Economist

Robert Guest is The Economist’s Africa editor, based in London.

Before working at The Economist, Mr. Guest was a roving Africa correspondent.

His earlier jobs have included work as The Economist’s healthcare correspondent, as Tokyo correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and as a freelance writer based in South Korea.

Mr. Guest is the author of “The Shackled Continent: Power, Corruption and African Lives.”

In 2003, he won both the Queen’s English Society’s annual award for fine writing and the Foreign Press Association’s award for Best Economic Story of the Year. He lives in london.

Articles by Robert Guest

Botswana Vs. Zambia — Success Vs. Failure

Why did aid help Botswana out of poverty — and prove ineffective in Zambia?

March 22, 2005

Zimbabwe: Hope After Mugabe?

Despite its great potential, why has the country been in decline for two decades?

January 18, 2005

Cameroon: The Shackled Continent

What are the consequences of Africa's deficient infrastructure?

January 11, 2005