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Azeb Wolde-Giorghis

Azeb Wolde-Giorghis

Azeb Wolde-Giorghis is featured in the following program(s):

Currently the CBC-TV correspondent in London, Azeb Wolde-Giorghis has covered recent stories such as the July 7 bombings in London, the terror attack in Madrid in March 2004 and Labour's historic victory in the 2005 elections.

Wolde-Giorghis joined CBC News in 1991 as a reporter for CKSB (french radio) in Manitoba, she then worked for the supper-hour program Le Manitoba ce soirbefore becoming a correspondent for the current affairs magazine Le Point in Regina (1993-94). In 1993, she moved to Moncton, NB, to become Le Point's correspondent for the Atlantic provinces. Her stories included a documentary on the split of the McCain Brothers, which included an exclusive interview with Michael McCain.

In November 1996, she was sent to Rwanda to report on the return of the Hutus to their home country. She won the Amnesty International journalism award for her reporting there.

In 1997 Wolde-Giorghis joined the news team for the Montreal Ce soir and Telejournal. During the summer season, she also hosted the program Completement Tele where she presented features on the evolution of television prepared by members of the Communaute des televisions francophones (CTF).

In 1998, Azeb Wolde-Giorghis opened the first Radio-Canada bureau in Africa, with the cameraman Guy Cote. Prior to this appointment, she had been on special assignment in Africa covering major stories such as the Eritrea independence referendum in 1993, the civil war in Liberia, the return of the Hutu refugees to Rwanda in 1996 and the fall of the Mobutu regime in Zaire in 1997, Bill Clinton's visit to Nigeria in 2000.

From 1998 to 2000, Wolde-Giorghis covered the war in Sierra Leone. She was also one of few journalists based in Ivory Coast during the coup in December 1999. Wolde-Giorghis was second for the Prix Bayeux of war correspondents (a first for Radio-Canada) for her reports in Sierra Leone. She also won the 2002 Award of Excellence in international Health Reporting for her documentary "Chains of Fear" on the mentally ill in Ivory Coast. In 2002, she was nominated for a Gemini for her documentary "Gregoire et la maladie mentale." That same year, she received le "Flambeau d'Excellence" by the Gala de reconnaissance communautaire for her reports in Africa.

Wolde-Giorghis is currently based in London, UK.

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