Desirée Garcia

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Desirée García is a Spanish journalist working as a correspondent for EFE’s Sub-Saharan Africa bureau, based in Nairobi, since 2013. With ten years of experience working mostly in the leading Spanish news agency, she is a multimedia journalist with a focus in politics. She covered the Westgate mall attack in Kenya and Nelson Mandela’s death and funeral in South Africa. She has also travelled several countries in East Africa reporting on conflict, poverty and human rights. Desirée also edits news coming from the EFE’s correspondent network in more than 40 countries in the region. Her stories and videos have been published mainly by Spanish and Latin American media outlets, such as La Vanguardia, El Mundo, El Periodico, Univision or Radio Caracol. Prior to moving to Nairobi, Desirée reported on national and local politics in Spain. Graduated in Journalism from the Universidad Cardenal Herrera CEU in Valencia (Spain), she also holds a Master’s Degree in Politics and Democracy and has researched on the role of the new online media on revolutionary processes like the Arab Spring. Following her interest in conflict resolution, she took courses at the London School of Economics and the United States Institute of Peace.

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