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Peter Greste

Peter Greste left his native Australia in 1991, to pursue his dream of becoming a foreign correspondent. Since then, he has covered Afghanistan and Central Asia, the Balkans, Iraq, Latin America and now Africa where he has lived for the past nine years. In 2011, he won a prestigious Peabody Award for a documentary on Somalia - a place that has become a major focus of his work since moving to East Africa. The region he covers includes the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and South Sudan); Kenya and Tanzania; and the Great Lakes states (Uganda, Bururndi, Rwanda and the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo). 

Middle East

A letter from Tora prison

"How do you accurately and fairly report on Egypt’s ongoing political struggle without talking to everyone involved?"

Middle East

'A chilling warning to others'

Al Jazeera's Peter Greste writes second letter from Egypt's Tora Prison, where he is being held without charge.

Africa

Kenyatta's promise

As Kenya celebrates 50 years of independence, has the country has live up to the promises of its founding father?

Africa

Thinking outside the ethnic box in S Sudan

Interpreting conflict as merely ethnic is not only superficial but also dangerous if it drives policy and peace deals.

Africa

Abyei's symbolic referendum

In a symbolic referendum, 99.9 percent of voters in the disputed region of Abyei favour joining South Sudan over Sudan.

Africa

Kenya's shambolic response to Westgate siege

Footage seen a month after the deadly mall siege suggests al-Shabab achieved a lot more than what it had aimed for.

Africa

Al-Shabab 2.0

Kenya and Somalia face challenge of figuring out how to defeat an organisation in "an intelligence war".

Africa

Is al-Shabab dying or resurgent?

There is a growing view from Nairobi that al-Shabab’s Westgate Mall attack was an act of desperation

Africa

Rwanda's big democratic experiment

Country revamped its political systems after the 1994 genocide. While not perfect, the changes are worth watching.

Africa

Searching for ghosts in South Sudan

Violence stemming from rivalry between Murle and Lou Nuer tribes has sent at least 100,000 people fleeing their homes.

Africa

The South Sudanese president's big gamble

Whether he is tackling corruption or strengthening his own power, Salva Kiir gives no explanation for cabinet changes.

Africa

Mandela the patriarch of the nation

Mandela's family finds growing crowds outside the hospital intrusive, but his legacy speaks differently.