Mélanie Gouby is a freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. A writer and video producer, she covers East and Central Africa for the French newspaper Le Figaro, and contributes to The Associated Press, The Guardian, Newsweek, France 24 and Vice, among others. Her work focuses on conflict, corruption and the environment, exploring the impact of human greed on social cohesion, development and nature conservation. From 2011 to 2014, Mélanie lived in Goma, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where she covered the rise and fall of the M23, the latest rebellion in Congo’s protracted war, and led the investigation into a British oil company’s illegal activities in the Virunga National Park for the Oscar-nominated documentary Virunga, winner of a Peabody and duPont-Columbia awards. Her interest for the Great Lakes region began while she covered the trials of Congolese warlords at the International Criminal Court in The Hague from 2009 to 2011. Mélanie studied Politics and International Relations at the University College London.  

Email: melaniegouby@gmail.com
Twitter & Instagram: @melaniegouby

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