Christoph Plate is a political scientist, reporter, and moderator. Currently, he is Director for Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Media for Africa. From 1993 to 2002, he was an Africa Correspondent for German-speaking media, e.g. for Der Spiegel, ARD Radio, and Neue Zürcher Zeitung, covering major events, for instance, the UN intervention in Somalia and the genocide in Rwanda. Until 2012, he was the Middle East Editor for NZZ am Sonntag in Switzerland. In 2012, Plate became the Deputy editor-in-chief of the German daily Schwäbische Zeitung.