Profile: David Pratt

The National:

Foreign Affairs Editor

David Pratt is a journalist, photographer and broadcaster with four decades experience of covering foreign affairs. Specialist areas include Sub-Saharan Africa, the Arab and Islamic world, conflict, security and humanitarian issues. He is currently Contributing Foreign Editor with The Herald on Sunday and Sunday National. Among many awards he has twice been named Reporter and Feature Writer of the Year in the Scottish Press Awards and also been named Journalist of the Year.

Latest articles from David Pratt

The departure of Angela Merkel after 16 years as Chancellor looks set to usher in a new era in German politics
Pro independence supporters wave "estelada" or pro independence flags with Basque and Navarre flags during a rally in support for the secession of the Catalonia region from Spain, in Bilbao, northern Spain, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Last week,
South Africans and others across the continent have been demanding access to vaccines as new variants emerge which threaten the world’s route out of the pandemic
Millions are facing starvation in Afghanistan this winter
The Ugandan capital Kampala has recently seen a series of bombings
Milorad Dodik of Serb-majority Republika Srpska
The Belarus row that threatens the entire region and the Myanmar junta
With the Conservative Party embroiled in scandal after scandal it is time for the independence campaign to begin in earnest
Fighters from the Tigray Liberation Front have been hinting they could march on the Ethopian capital Addis Ababa, prompting Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to resort to incendiary rhetoric
Right now, Jair Bolsonaro is the subject of more than 100 impeachment requests in Brazil’s congress