Simon Jennings | Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Simon Jennings
Africa Editor

As Africa Editor, Simon oversees print and radio production for IWPR in Uganda, Kenya, the Sudans and the Democratic Republic of Congo. IWPR’s journalists across the region produce detailed analysis on conflict, justice and rule of law for both a local and international audience. Simon grew up in Sussex in south east England. He spent a year working in post-apartheid South Africa in 1999 and has since managed humanitarian projects in refugee camps for Sudanese and Congolese in northern Uganda. Simon has an MA in Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh and after studying journalism as a postgraduate at City University, London, he worked as a junior editor at the China Daily newspaper in Beijing. He began at IWPR in November 2007 as a reporter on the ICTY/western Balkans project, based in The Hague. In 2009 Simon became the producer of IWPR’s ‘Facing Justice’ radio programme in northern Uganda. Along with a team of Darfuri journalists, he has also produced the Fi al Mizan, a weekly investigative radio slot on justice issues in Darfur.

Stories by the author

Kenya's director of public prosecutions, Keriako Tobiko, and attorney general, Githu Muigai, at the Assembly of States Parties meeting in The Hague last month. (Photo: Capital FM, Kenya)
Bernard Momanyi, Simon Jennings
12 Dec 13
But legal experts are divided on whether judges will apply the new rules, and what the consequences for international justice will be.
Incumbent Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and her predecessor Luis Moreno-Ocampo. (Photo: ICC-CPI/Flickr)
Blake Evans-Pritchard, Simon Jennings
21 Oct 13
Observers say lessons urgently need to be learnt from prosecution failings.
Main ICC premises in The Hague. (Photo: Vincent van Zeijst)
Bernard Momanyi, Simon Jennings
17 Oct 13
Analysts doubt request for United Nations Security Council to defer Kenyan trials in The Hague will be successful.
Shortly after being informed of the ICC warrant on October 2, Attorney General Githu Muigai issued a statement that the Kenyan judiciary would rule on Barasa's arrest. (Photo: The Standard)
Felix Olick, Simon Jennings
6 Oct 13
Government is under obligation to arrest suspect wanted for bribing witnesses, they say.
Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto on the first day of trial at the International Criminal Court. (Photo: ICC-CPI)
J.J. Wangui, Simon Jennings
11 Sep 13
Defence for William Ruto unleashes tirade against prosecution’s conduct of investigation.
 ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda at press conference regarding the Ruto and Sang trial, which opens 10 September 2013. (Photo: ICC-CPI)
Simon Jennings
9 Sep 13
Both sides warn against witness intimidation.
Ruto consults his lawyers during an ICC status conference in The Hague. (Photo: ICC-CPI/Flickr)
Felix Olick, Simon Jennings
8 Jul 13
Judges accused of bowing to political pressure after deciding that Kenya’s deputy president can stay away from most of his trial.
Main ICC premises in The Hague. (Photo: Vincent van Zeijst)
Blake Evans-Pritchard, Simon Jennings
18 Jun 13
As the court asks for a bigger budget, it will need to consider where cost savings can be made.
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda in Courtroom 1 of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. (Photo: ICC-CPI/Flickr)
Bernard Momanyi, Simon Jennings
5 Jun 13
Supporters of ICC urge prosecutors to probe allegations that officials have targeted witnesses.
International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda (Photo: UN Multimedia)
Simon Jennings
22 Mar 13
Dropping of charges against Kenyan suspect raises serious questions about role of witnesses.