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Robyn Dixon

Robyn Dixon covers sub-Saharan Africa for the Los Angeles Times. She has also reported from Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia and other parts of the former Soviet Union, as well as Afghanistan and Iraq. Dixon spent 10 years in Moscow, traveling extensively to Ukraine, Georgia and Tajikistan and across Russia. She started as a cub reporter in her home city of Melbourne, Australia. After doing every conceivable job, including writing a daily TV column and covering national politics in Canberra, she went to Moscow for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age, sister papers of the Fairfax group in Australia. In 1999, Dixon moved to The Times’  Moscow bureau. She became the Johannesburg bureau chief in 2003.

Recent Articles

  • Penis transplant offers hope to victims of botched circumcisions
    Penis transplant offers hope to victims of botched circumcisions

    In the deep of winter high in the mountains of South Africa's Eastern Cape, teenage boys clad only in blankets, with white clay painted on their faces, undergo agonizing traditional circumcisions. Hundreds have died as a result of the ritual, and hundreds more have lost their penises when infection...

  • Aid workers fear 'catastrophe' if Kenya closes massive Dadaab camp
    Aid workers fear 'catastrophe' if Kenya closes massive Dadaab camp

    With makeshift tents and tin sheds spread out along red dusty roads, the Dadaab refugee camp has seen a generation born and grow up in its more than 20 years. But Kenyan authorities say that the camp's more than 350,000 residents have to leave within three months or face eviction.

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