Q&A Interruptor Series, No. 5: Alexis Okeowo

thankful for brave journalists like alexis okeowo. inspiring and informative piece by FP Interrupted

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Because FPI is all about amplifying female foreign policy voices, we’ve rolled out a regular brain-picking Q&A feature with awesome interruptors.

This week, we want to make sure rock-star journalistAlexis Okeowois on your radar. alexis-okeowo

Alexis is based in Lagos, Nigeria. She contributesto The New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek, and TIME. Previously based in New York, Mexico, and Uganda, Alexis reported on a Chinese mining scandal in Zambia in 2013 with the support of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.  She was a 2012 fellow of the Alicia Patterson Foundation, reporting on gay rights in Africa. She was also a 2012 fellow of the International Reporting Project at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, writing about sectarian violence in central and northern Nigeria.

Also, fun-fact:  She once took a really slow motorboat for something like four or five hours to and from a tiny…

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