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Andrew Meldrum is GlobalPost Senior Editor and Regional Editor for Africa. Meldrum brings his extraordinary depth of experience to GlobalPost coverage of a region that is vastly under-covered by the American press. In addition to overseeing GlobalPost coverage of the region, he contributes his own analysis to the site and writes for the GlobalPost blog, Africa Emerges. An award-winning journalist, Meldrum has 27 years experience in Africa and has served as Zimbabwe correspondent for the Economist and most recently as Southern Africa correspondent for the Guardian, before being illegally expelled by the Zimbabwean government, which objected to his reports exposing state torture. He has also been Deputy Bureau Chief and Acting Bureau Chief of the Agence France-Presse bureau in Zimbabwe, where he covered eight countries including civil wars in Mozambique and Angola. Meldrum is author of a memoir of his 23 years in Zimbabwe, and his work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Republic and on NPR.