Andrew Simmons

Andrew Simmons

Andrew Simmons, a senior Africa correspondent, has more than 20 years of experience in high-profile television news, and is an experienced war correspondent.

He has covered Chechnya, the Bosnian conflict and the first Gulf War, during which he spent more than one week in captivity in Basra. More recently, he reported on the revolution in Egypt and the war in Libya. His laurels include two Royal Television Society (RTS) awards.

Europe

Poland's ruling party seen to keep power in parliamentary vote

Early official results show populist Law and Justice party set to win with 49.3 percent of vote.

Poland's ruling party seen to keep power in parliamentary vote

Europe

Germany shooting: Police criticised for slow response

While security is being stepped up across the country, local Jewish community accuses police of being too slow to respond.

Germany shooting: Police criticised for slow response

Europe

Gunman kills 2 after trying to attack German synagogue

Police take one person into custody while local media reports the attacker has a far-right background.

Gunman kills 2 after trying to attack German synagogue

Europe

UK's Johnson talks to Northern Ireland, says 'deal is possible'

UK prime minister in Northern Ireland says Brexit deal possible, wants to leave by October 31.

UK's Johnson talks to Northern Ireland, says 'deal is possible'

Middle East

Idlib ceasefire: Air attacks halt in northwest Syria

For so many traumatised civilians, there is the hope of some respite from the bombing.

Idlib ceasefire: Air attacks halt in northwest Syria

Middle East

Syrian Government and opposition agree to truce in Idlib

Conditional ceasefire announced during thirteenth round of peace talks in Kazakh capital.

Syrian Government and opposition agree to truce in Idlib

Europe

Polls show Scotland hostile to probable leader Boris Johnson

Scottish party leaders believe Boris Johnson getting premiership to cause deeper rift between England and Scotland.

Polls show Scotland hostile to probable leader Boris Johnson

Europe

As Russian ties deteriorate, Georgia tourist numbers fall

Facebook campaign to draw other tourists to Georgia hatched as Russian arrivals slow.

As Russian ties deteriorate, Georgia tourist numbers fall

Europe

Georgia, Russia post-conflict dividing lines split communities

Amnesty International calls on Russia to ease harsh treatment of civilians living along disputed border with Georgia.

Georgia, Russia post-conflict dividing lines split communities

Europe

Protesters in Georgia call for end to 'pro-Russian policies'

Russia's President Putin rejects calls to impose more sanctions on Georgia in bid to calm anti-Russian sentiment.

Protesters in Georgia call for end to 'pro-Russian policies'

Middle East

Saudi Arabia holds summit amid rising US-Iran tensions

Saudi Arabia is holding three summits to discuss regional issues, including rising tensions between the US and Iran.

Saudi Arabia holds summit amid rising US-Iran tensions

Africa

Eritrea Independence: First anniversary since peace deal

The biggest day in Eritrea's calendar of celebrations and now there's a peace deal with the country's neighbour and one-time enemy Ethiopia.

Eritrea Independence: First anniversary since peace deal