Pauline Bax

Pauline Bax

Deputy Program Director, Africa

Crisis Group Role

Pauline Bax joined Crisis Group as Senior Editor and Policy Advisor before taking the position of Africa Program Deputy Director. She assists in shaping the analysis and reporting across the program, helps deliver publications and contributes to research.

Professional Background

Pauline spent almost ten years as West Africa correspondent for the Dutch newspaper NRC/Handelsblad and contributed radio, TV and print reports to various international media, including the BBC, RFI and The Guardian. She subsequently moved from Ivory Coast to Ghana to report for Bloomberg News. In recent years, she served as Africa government editor for Bloomberg, steering coverage for the agency’s network of local correspondents across sub-Saharan Africa. 

Areas of expertise

  • West African Politics
  • Southern Africa
  • Political Economy
  • Conflict & War
  • Natural Resources


  • English
  • French 
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Afrikaans

In The News

4 Mar 2023
Like it or not, Africa will remain important to France. It is not going to withdraw from this continent. Reuters

Pauline Bax

Deputy Program Director, Africa

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