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

  • Boko Haram's new video shifts from speeches to beheadings
    Boko Haram's new video shifts from speeches to beheadings

    The latest video from Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, which shows the beheaded bodies of two men accused of spying, does not offer the same slick cinematography that the Islamic State uses to shock the West and lure recruits.

  • In Botswana reserve, Bushmen still being deprived of rights
    In Botswana reserve, Bushmen still being deprived of rights

    Late at night in the Kalahari Desert, a little more than a decade ago, the clouds drew together like rippled crocodile skin, and the Bushmen, led by an old man named Kexla Sanao, danced on the cool sand. Sanao shook his body and stamped his feet, rhythmically mimicking the movement of the...

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