Articles

I have reported from many countries of the world during my 15 years as a journalist, mainly for the Financial Times. Here is a sample of my work.

NIGERIA (Sign up required to access FT site)

Oil in troubled waters
http://on.ft.com/18elmhb

Love in the time of war – interview with the author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
http://on.ft.com/105gQLk

Financial Times extract from A Swamp Full of Dollars (Into the heart of the Niger Delta oil war):
http://on.ft.com/16rGWiN

SYRIA  (Sign up required to access FT site)

Syrian revolt creeps closer to Damascus
http://on.ft.com/ZXiG4b

Syria on the edge
http://on.ft.com/ZoHwGO

Army inflicts revenge on Damascus rebels
http://on.ft.com/15b8gCH

A second winter of war
http://on.ft.com/131NX7c

Syrian massacre is veiled in silence
http://on.ft.com/ZXiMbL

South Sudan  (Sign up required to access FT site)

‘Resource curse’ looms over southern Sudan
http://on.ft.com/11ZB775

Murky oil deal leaves locals short-changed
http://on.ft.com/YgamMb

BAE Systems (Sign up required to access FT site)

‘People could die’: how the inquiry into BAE’s Saudi deals was brought to earth
http://on.ft.com/13OnWa4

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Other Articles (all accessible without sign-up requirement)
Piece for Granta from a US warship in West Africa (Paradox of plenty):
http://www.granta.com/Online-Only/Paradox-of-Plenty

Piece for New Statesman on African oil and Equatorial Guinea (The big African oil grab):
http://www.newstatesman.com/society/2008/04/equatorial-guinea-oil-obiang

Chatham House articles for download

Chatham House report on the Crisis in the Niger Delta. Crisis in the Niger Delta: How failures of transparency and accountability are Destroying the Region. Briefing Paper by Michael Peel, July 2005.
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Chatham House report on Nigeria related Financial Crime and its links with Britain. Chatham House Report by Michael Peel, November 2006.
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