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.

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