I am the Addis Ababa correspondent for The Economist. I cover politics, economics, business and culture in east Africa and the Horn, filing stories (and sometimes photos too) from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somaliland, Sudan, Uganda and Djibouti.

I also do blogs and book reviews, contribute to the 'Economist Espresso' daily news briefing, and have written on an occasional freelance basis for outlets including The Guardian, Thomson Reuters Foundation1843 Magazine, Foreign Policy, Foreign AffairsThe Atlantic, Quartz, Prospect, Monocle, Huffington Post, The New Humanitarian, New Statesman and The Africa Report

I have appeared on television and radio, and provide political risk consultancy and business intelligence.

I have a BA and MSc from Oxford University, and I'm currently President of the Foreign Correspondents Association of Ethiopia.



Email: tomgardner[at]economist[dot]com
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