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Afua Hirsch is a former Social Affairs and Education Editor of Sky News

Afua has worked for The Guardian newspaper since 2008. After training as a barrister, she joined the paper as Legal Affairs Correspondent where she covered issues including secret courts, control orders, extraordinary rendition, and the legality of the war in Iraq while breaking exclusive stories on the DNA database, the human rights act and trials of terrorist suspects.

In January last year Afua was appointed as the paper’s first West Africa Correspondent. Since then she has been at the forefront of breaking news stories ranging from the French military intervention in Mali, to US drone deployment in the Sahel, and illegal Chinese gold mining in Ghana.

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  • George

    How do i contact with a story? My 8 year old autistic boy went missing from his school and the council won’t do a proper investigation stating the incident did not justify them doing a full investigation, also they have broken their own guidelines for official documents like subject access request by months now and still not getting answer and yet Mr Swinney will not get involved either while my son has been without an education since May 6th.