Desmond Davies, originally from Sierra Leone, has been a journalist and commentator on African affairs for more than 40 years. He is a former Editor of West Africa Magazine in London where he also worked for New African and Africa Now magazines in the 1970s and 1980s, becoming Editor of the latter in 1984. He continues to write extensively on African and global affairs. He has a wide range of contacts in Africa and has interviewed numerous heads of state, political, business and cultural leaders. Desmond is currently the London Bureau Chief for the Ghana News Agency (GNA). He is a Mentor in strategic communication at the African Leadership Centre, King’s College London.