Nicolas Delaunay Senior Communications Officer for Africa Please submit all media inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +32 (0) 2 536 00 71 Crisis Group Role Nicolas Delaunay joined Crisis Group in March 2020. As Senior Communications Officer for Africa, he coordinates and implements communications plans for the Africa program, in close cooperation with the communications team in Brussels. Professional Background Prior to joining Crisis Group, Nicolas worked for ten years as a correspondent for Agence France-Presse. He started his career covering international justice in The Hague, before moving to Nairobi as an East Africa correspondent. Nicolas holds a Master’s degree in Journalism, and another on English and Hispanic Literature, both from the University of Liège, in Belgium. Languages French English Spanish Dutch Latest Updates Photo Essay / Africa 20 July 2022 Drought, Violence and Politics: Inside Laikipia’s Cattle War A historic drought in Kenya is coinciding with a hotly contested election. Nerves in central and northern Kenya are fraying, as climate stresses intensify intercommunal conflict and amplify electoral tensions. Our Journeys / Africa 29 June 2022 Un « pacte avec le diable » au cœur des Grands Lacs Dans l’est de la RDC, les cycles de violence s’enchaînent depuis bientôt 30 ans. Les experts de Crisis Group, Onesphore Sematumba et Nicolas Delaunay, se sont rendus à Béni, au Nord-Kivu, peu après le début d’une opération ougandaise contre les Forces démocratiques Alliées, un groupe islamiste basé dans la région. Also available in English Podcast / Africa 28 March 2022 A Vicious Cycle: Climate and Conflict in the Horn of Africa This week on The Horn, guest host Nicolas Delaunay is joined by Nazanine Moshiri, Crisis Group’s climate & security expert, to discuss the complex, often dangerous relationship between climate stresses and conflict in the Horn and on the continent more broadly.