Martin Plaut is the former Africa Editor of BBC World Service News. His research interests are: African politics and economics, colonies & colonization, emigration & immigration. He is the author of "Understanding Eritrea: Inside Africa’s most repressive state", Hurst, October, 2016."Promise and Despair: The first struggle for a non-racial South Africa, 1899 – 1914", Jacana Media, 2016 and "Robert Mugabe" Ohio University Press, 2018, with Sue Onslow.
BSoc Sce, University of Cape Town
BA (Hons), University of the Witwatersrand
MA, University of Warwick