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Marc Engelhardt

Marc Engelhardt is a journalist who studied Geography, Marine Biology, and Public Law in Kiel. In addition, he studied Philosophy at the Fernuniversität (Distance Learning University) in Hagen. After working as an editor for the ARD Tagesschau (a TV daily news magazine) in Hamburg, he went to Nairobi for seven years as a freelance Africa correspondent. Since 2011 he has been a correspondent in Geneva, reporting on the U.N. and other international organizations. He has authored several books on terrorism in Africa, including “Heiliger Krieg, Heiliger Profit” (“Holy War, Holy Profit”, Berlin, 2014) and “Somalia – Piraten, Warlords, Islamisten” (“Somalia – Pirates, Warlords, Islamists”, Frankfurt/Main, 2012).

Research Interests
  • Africa (with a special focus on Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, Mali)
  • Terrorism, organized crime
  • World trade politics (WTO, UNCTAD)
  • World health politics (HWO etc.)
  • U.N.

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