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Last Updated: Thursday, 27 November, 2003, 16:37 GMT
Hilary Andersson
Hilary Andersson
BBC Africa correspondent

Hilary Andersson is the BBC's Africa correspondent based in Johannesburg, where she has covered stories such as the famine in Angola and Malawi in 2002.

During 2002, she additionally reported from Tora Bora in Afghanistan during the height of the American bombings.

She first joined the BBC in 1991 as a radio producer based in London with BBC World Service News and Current Affairs.

Between 1991 and 1994, Hilary produced a number of radio documentaries from Liberia, South Africa and Bolivia before spending two years as a senior broadcast journalist for BBC World Television.

Hilary was the BBC's Lagos correspondent from 1996 to 1999.

She was one of only three foreign journalists allowed to enter into Nigeria under the dictatorship of General Sani Abacha and in 1997 she was briefly arrested.

Her reports included Abacha's death, Mashood Abiola's death and the troubles in Ogoniland.

Hilary was the BBC's Jerusalem correspondent from 1999 to 2001, reporting on events such as the outbreak of the second intifada in the West Bank and Gaza.

Hilary has been nominated for numerous awards for her reports on the conflict in Israel.

Born in Austin, Texas in September 1967, Hilary grew up in Britain, Belgium, Germany, South Africa and Saudi Arabia.


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