Paul Melly

Consulting Fellow, Africa Programme


Paul Melly is a journalist focusing on development, politics and business issues in Africa and the Middle East, contributing to Africa Confidential, MEED, the EIU and Oxford Analytica.

He takes a special interest in francophone Africa and Madagascar, and has written on the Sahel the EU Institute for Security Studies.

Paul also reports on banking, political risk and development finance.

Past experience

2000 - date Editor, then Senior Contributing Editor, Gulf States Newsletter
1993 - 2000 Assistant Editor, Africa Analysis
1989 - date Country report author, various francophone African states, Economist Intelligence Unit
1986 - date Freelance contributor to Africa Confidential, the Africa Report, the Globe and Mail, Oxford Analytica, Writenet Africa reports, MEED etc