Margaret Evans

Europe correspondent

Margaret Evans is a correspondent based in the CBC News London bureau. A veteran conflict reporter, Evans has covered civil wars and strife in Angola, Chad and Sudan, as well as the myriad battlefields of the Middle East.

Latest from Margaret Evans


Boris Johnson's improbable rise from Brussels to Brexit

Boris Johnson is almost certain to become Britian’s Conservative Party leader and prime minister next week, an unlikely rise for a politician whose career has survived numerous gaffes, missteps and public scandals.

Midsummer madness: U.K. roiled by resignation, Brexit, Boris Johnson in the wings

The brouhaha over the British ambassador to Washington's resignation would be a major scandal at the best of times, but coming as it does lashed to Brexit uncertainty and the Conservative leadership race, it has hit the U.K. with unusual force.

How a Syrian refugee in Lebanon found his dream job in Niagara Falls

Syrian refugee Anas Nabulsi and his family hope to leave Lebanon and arrive in Canada this summer, where he will have a job waiting as the result of a new initiative that matches skilled refugees with employers and firms willing to hire and sponsor workers from abroad.

Britain relying on the royals to smooth Trump visit

Trapped in an existential crisis born of the Brexit debate, Britain’s ruling classes are still trying to reassure themselves that the so-called "special relationship" between Britain and the United States is both meaningful and maintainable in the Trump era.

Belgium reckons with its 'brutal' colonial past — by upending the institution that glorified it

There is perhaps no greater symbol of Belgium's failure to address the dark chapters of its colonial past than the Royal Museum for Central Africa. This past weekend, it reopened after a five-year process to revamp the story it tells — a story many Belgians have never been taught.

Monkey skulls, snakeskin boots and bear bile: Morbid items fill Heathrow's 'dead shed'

At first glance, it looks as though you've stumbled into the rumpus room of an eccentric uncle: guitars stuck up on the wall and tiny monkey skulls encased in glass. This is Heathrow Airport's "dead shed," a repository for confiscated items that highlights the massive scale of the global illegal wildlife trade.

#MeToo, #WeAreAllHarassed embolden younger generation of women in France

#MeToo and #WeAreAllHarassed, which took off after a viral video showed Marie Laguerre being assaulted by a stranger on a Paris street, has emboldened her and a new, younger generation of women in France to tackle sexism and sexual harrasment.

Can Britain avoid the trauma of crashing out of the EU without a deal?

Six months to the day ahead of Britain's deadline to leave the European Union, no one can say what that exit will look like.

Idlib explained: Why war looms large over Syria's last rebel stronghold

Alarm bells are sounding as Syria and its Russian backers gear up for what many believe will be an all-out assault on Idlib, the country's last rebel stronghold. Here's a look at why the situation in Idlib is so important now.

Church scandals, rapid secularization colour 1st papal visit to Ireland in nearly 40 years

In the 1960s, there were 600 Irish students in formation for the priesthood. Today, there are just 25. It is into this moment of profound decline for the Catholic Church in Ireland that Pope Francis arrives in a bid to shore up faith in a church repeatedly discredited by scandal.

'Germany's Texas' claims to be easygoing, but its politics pose a serious challenge for Merkel

Germany's Christian Social Union party, based in Bavaria, is placing pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of this week's EU summit in Brussels. Immigration is set to dominate the meeting.

Why the West is no honest broker in the world's worst humanitarian crisis

The war in Yemen is a brutal proxy war in the Middle East with catastrophic humanitarian consequences. Aid workers on the ground say the West hasn't done enough to try to end the crisis. Margaret Evans looks at why the U.S., U.K. and France have been so quiet.

1 year after the Grenfell Tower fire, pain and rage remain

One year after the fatal fire at Grenfell Tower in west London, many residents remain displaced — and left with lingering questions about what happened as flames quickly shot up the building.

Merkel tries to project calm amid Trumpian turbulence

After tempestuous meetings with Donald Trump at this weekend's G7 summit in Canada, German Chancellor Angela Merkel continues to try to project strength at home and abroad, writes Margaret Evans.

Meghan Markle's royal fortunes can't mask Britain's race problem

The flurry of interest in Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry comes at a time when many fear racism in Britain is actually on the rise, writes Margaret Evans.