Emilie Filou

Emilie Filou

London, UK

About Emilie

I am a freelance journalist specializing in the environment, business, sustainability and development issues, with a particular interest in Africa.

My first big trip was to Mali at the age of eight to visit my grandparents, who had taken a late-career opportunity. The trip unleashed a passion for travel and other cultures and I haven’t stopped traveling since.

I have co-authored more than 30 books for Lonely Planet and my work has appeared in The Economist, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Atlas Obscura, the BBC and Mongabay, amongst others. I also work as the Africa editor of Global Water Intelligence, a publication specializing in the water sector.

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