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Xavier Aldekoa


He has been living in Africa for more than a decade, covering conflicts and social matters in some forty countries around the continent, producing reports and filming documentaries for the written and audiovisual press. Since 2009 he has been correspondent in Africa for the daily La Vanguardia. He has also taken part in founding international social journalism projects, among them the magazine 5W, which publishes chronicles and research reports, and Muzungu Productions. He has published the books Oceà Àfrica (Ocean Africa, in Catalan, Ara Llibres, 2017; Spanish, Editorial Península), Fills del Nil (Children of the Nile, in Catalan, Ara Llibres, 2017; Spanish, Editorial Península), África adentro (Inside Africa, 5W, 2018), and Indestructibles (Indestructible, in Catalan, Columna, 2018; Spanish, Editorial Península).

Update: 2 March 2020


Has participated in


Presentation of last issues of 5W magazine

Conversation with Kopano Matlwa

South Africa after Apartheid


Presentation of Number 5 of 5W magazine


Launching of number 4 of Revista 5W

Inside Africa

Presentation of the book 'África adentro' with Xavier Aldekoa and Alfonso Armada


Presentation of Number 3 of 5W magazine

Conversation with Gaël Faye

The French-Burundian rapper and novelist talks with the journalist Xavier Aldekoa

The new correspondents

Conversation with Tania Adam, Xavier Aldekoa, Samuel Aranda and Gemma Parellada. Moderated by Pere Ortín

Taiye Selasi and Xavier Aldekoa

The Afropolitan Condition