Desmond Davies, originally from Freetown in Sierra Leone, has been a journalist and commentator on African affairs since 1972. Moving to London in 1978, he worked for New African and Africa Now magazines, becoming Editor of the latter in 1984. He spent 10 years (1993-2003) with West Africa magazine, also in London, and was Editor from 2001 to 2003. 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 Editor of Africa Briefing magazine in London and also a contributor to the Ghana News Agency (GNA). He is a Mentor in strategic communication at the African Leadership Centre, King’s College London.