Pauline Bax works from Johannesburg, South Africa as an editor for Bloomberg and has been covering Africa since 2003. She was previously based in the Ivory Coast as a regional correspondent for the Dutch newspaper, NRC Handelsblad. She has covered conflict and political upheaval in more than 20 countries, but is just as comfortable writing about pepper farming in Cameroon or horse racing in Mali. Her work has appeared in a range of international media, including the Guardian, Time, and Le Monde. In 1999, she went to Paris for a fellowship program on European policy before working at l’Agence France-Presse. Fluent in three languages, she began her career as an editorial assistant at Harper’s Magazine in New York. Pauline studied cultural studies and political science at Amsterdam University.