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Alex Perry

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Alex Perry is the Africa bureau chief for Time magazine.

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Created: 7th Nov 2011
Modified: 7th Nov 2011
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Time Magazine
Africa Bureau Chief

Biographical Information
Alex Perry
(At a Glance)
Gender: male
Place of Origin: United States

Alex Perry is the Africa bureau chief for Time magazine, responsible for covering 49 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author of Third World War, published in 2008 and Lifeblood: How to Change the World One Dead Mosquito at a Time, published in 2011 about efforts to eradicate malaria. Prior to his current post in Cape Town, South Africa, he served as the South Asia bureau chief from 2002 to 2006. Based in New Delhi, India, he reported on India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan and many other regional countries. He began his career at Time in Hong Kong as a staff writer and travel editor.

In Africa, Perry has covered the role of climate change in Sudan's Darfur conflict, Rwanda, oil in West Africa, as well as Ethiopia's 2006 and the United States' 2007 invasion of Somalia. When he attempted to cover the implosion in Zimbabwe, he was arrested for five days.

Perry has won awards for his work, including the Joseph L. Galloway War Correspondents Award, the Society of Publishers in Asia award for excellence in reporting, and the Special Citation for Reporting in the Henry Luce Awards.

Before joining Time magazine in 2001, Perry was an editor at Agencs France-Presse at the Hong Kong headquarters. He also served as a correspondent in London and Ireland. He received a Master's degree from Trinity College and a post-graduate journalism diploma from the University of Wales, Cardiff. Although Perry was born in the United States, he is a British citizen.

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