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Carlos Mureithi named Africa climate correspondent

, by Nicole Meir

In a memo to staff, Global Climate and Environment News Director Peter Prengaman announced that Carlos Mureithi will join AP as Africa climate correspondent based in Nairobi, Kenya:

Carlos comes to the AP from the Christian Science Monitor, where he covered a wide range of stories as Africa correspondent, from refugees fleeing South Sudan to African animators creating cartoons focused on African kids. Previous positions have included East Africa Editor for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, East Africa correspondent for Quartz, freelancer for The New York Times and special digital projects editor of Kenya’s Daily Nation.
Carlos Mureithi. (Courtesy of Albie Charlie)
Throughout his various positions, Carlos has done many stories on climate and environment. In a front-page story for the Times, he was part of a team that exposed efforts by oil companies to weaken Kenya’s rules on plastics and make Africa a dumping ground for plastic waste. For many of his stories, he has also made pictures, shot video and contributed to graphics. Carlos graduated with a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Mastercard Foundation Scholar. In addition to English, he speaks Swahili and Kikuyu.
Please join me in welcoming Carlos to the team.