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.

Africa

Kenya flooding crisis: Cholera spreads through refugee camp

Medical personnel struggle to contain the outbreak in a complex with 235 thousand refugees, poor sanitation and no sign of the rain ending.

Kenya flooding crisis: Cholera spreads through refugee camp

Africa

Kenya dam collapse: Missing people accounted for

Officials say all 40 persons reported missing from the deadly Solai dam incident have been accounted for.

Kenya dam collapse: Missing people accounted for

Africa

Kenya floods: Search for survivors continues

Fears abound that the number of people killed is much higher than estimates because many bodies are yet to be recovered from the debris.

Kenya floods: Search for survivors continues

Floods

Kenya will investigate dam disaster that killed at least 50

As the search for survivors of a flood caused by a burst dam in Kenya's Rift Valley continues, the public prosecutor is launching an investigation into the disaster that has left at least 50 dead and hundreds homeless.

Kenya will investigate dam disaster that killed at least 50

Africa

Kenya dam disaster: Rescuers searching for survivors

After the heaviest rains in two decades, flooding leaves at least 49 dead, more missing and thousands homeless.

Kenya dam disaster: Rescuers searching for survivors

Floods

Kenya: Thousands of hectares of farmland destroyed by floods

Extensive flooding has destroyed an area larger than New York City, displacing more than 260,000 people, many of whom depended on the land for survival.

Kenya: Thousands of hectares of farmland destroyed by floods

Kenya

Kenya's displaced flood victims in limbo

Thousands of flood victims found food and shelter in schools, but their stay is over, it is time for them to move again.

Kenya's displaced flood victims in limbo

Africa

DRC's new opposition leader strives to unite party

Felix Tshisekedi called on the opposition party to hold its first public rally in two years, in an attempt to show his ability to unite a fractured opposition.

DRC's new opposition leader strives to unite party

Europe

Kosovo: Controversy over future of Trepca mining firm

Kosovo's prime minister seeks to revive the Trepca mining complex in an effort to fight youth unemployment.

Kosovo: Controversy over future of Trepca mining firm

Europe

Kosovo politician's murder overshadows independence celebrations

The killing of a prominent Kosovo Serb politician last month in the town of Mitrovica highlights the increasing lawlessness in the Serb-dominated region.

Kosovo politician's murder overshadows independence celebrations

Europe

Kosovo's tragedy: Village remains scarred 20 years on

Saturday marked the 10th anniversary of Kosovo's declaration of independence, but corruption and a stagnant economy give its people little to celebrate.

Kosovo's tragedy: Village remains scarred 20 years on

Kosovo

Kosovo's 10th anniversary: US calls for war crimes court

US ambassador to Kosovo says it must allow a new war crimes court to investigate alleged atrocities by the Kosovo Liberation Army.

Kosovo's 10th anniversary: US calls for war crimes court