Pauline Bax Senior Editor and Policy Advisor, Africa Program Please submit all media inquiries to email@example.com or call +32 (0) 2 536 00 71 Crisis Group Role As Senior Editor and Policy Advisor, Pauline Bax assists in delivering the Africa Program’s publications and supporting experts in their research, analysis and development of policy ideas. 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 Languages English French Dutch German Afrikaans Latest Updates Q&A / Africa 23 July 2021 Riots Reveal South Africa’s Enduring Rifts South Africa has experienced its worst unrest since apartheid ended. Mobs attacked shopping malls and factories in two provinces. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Pauline Bax explains that the disturbances exposed the political and economic dynamics of a state struggling to contain deadly violence.