Celeste Hicks
Celeste Hicks is a freelance journalist specialising in Africa and the Sahel. Now based in London, she spent four years living and travelling in Africa as the BBC correspondent in Mali and Chad. She has ten years of radio experience and also does a number of online, video and magazine reports. Celeste has a particular interest in journalism training and working with young up-and-coming African journalists.

Slow times in Casablanca

Morocco’s old-school stock exchange Hopes rose this year that a large initial public offering would rejuvenate one of Africa’s oldest bourses, but a lack of reform is constraining trading By Celeste Hicks Hopes rose earlier this year of a spurt of investor and...

Cross-border justice

Senegal: universal jurisdiction Could an emerging legal principle for crimes against humanity make Dakar “The Hague of Africa”? By Celeste Hicks The trial of Hissène Habré, Chad’s former tyrannical ruler, has raised hopes that new systems of so-called hybrid justice...

Righting wrongs

Morocco: recognising Tamazigh The five-year-old constitution seeks to restore the language, culture and traditions of a marginalised group By Celeste Hicks Although Morocco largely avoided the turmoil seen in other North African countries during the Arab Spring...

Celeste Hicks
Celeste Hicks is a freelance journalist specialising in Africa and the Sahel. Now based in London, she spent four years living and travelling in Africa as the BBC correspondent in Mali and Chad. She has ten years of radio experience and also does a number of online, video and magazine reports. Celeste has a particular interest in journalism training and working with young up-and-coming African journalists.

Slow times in Casablanca

Morocco’s old-school stock exchange Hopes rose this year that a large initial public offering would rejuvenate one of Africa’s oldest bourses, but a lack of reform is constraining trading By Celeste Hicks Hopes rose earlier this year of a spurt of investor and...

Cross-border justice

Senegal: universal jurisdiction Could an emerging legal principle for crimes against humanity make Dakar “The Hague of Africa”? By Celeste Hicks The trial of Hissène Habré, Chad’s former tyrannical ruler, has raised hopes that new systems of so-called hybrid justice...

Righting wrongs

Morocco: recognising Tamazigh The five-year-old constitution seeks to restore the language, culture and traditions of a marginalised group By Celeste Hicks Although Morocco largely avoided the turmoil seen in other North African countries during the Arab Spring...