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Christoph Plate

Director Media Programme Subsahara Africa
Christoph Plate, is a Political Scientist, Reporter and Moderator. 

1993 – 2002  Africa-Correspondent for German-speaking media, i.e. “Der Spiegel”, ARD Radio, “Neue Zürcher Zeitung”, covering major events i.e. the UN-intervention in Somalia, the genocide in Rwanda, the toppling of Mobutu Sese Seko in Zaire, civil wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

2002 – 2012 Middle East Editor for “NZZ am Sonntag” in Switzerland, covering the US-led intervention in Iraq, the “war on terror” in Afghanistan, the Taliban in Pakistan and the Iranian answer to Arab extremism.

2012 – 2017 Deputy editor-in-chief of the German daily “Schwäbische Zeitung”, covering German politics and the effects of  globalisation on the export-orientated economy of Baden-Württemberg.

Plate has published widely on African affairs, given presentations on Africas diversity, on the refugee crisis.