Rachel Savage is a freelance journalist based in the UK, focusing on the human stories behind socioeconomic and political trends around the world. She also writes about African business and finance. Rachel was the recipient of the 2018 Rupert Cornwell Prize, which funded a series of stories published in The Independent about the challenges and opportunities facing First Nations Canadians in a remote mining community in the country’s frozen north. Previously Rachel was a correspondent for The Economist based in Nairobi and then Lagos, where she covered everything from elections and education to famines and family planning. Before moving to Africa Rachel was web editor at Management Today, a British business magazine. Her pieces have also appeared in the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, Bloomberg, Euromoney and Irin News. Rachel has a bachelors degree in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Oxford.