Nima Elbagir

Inside Biography


Nima Elbagir is widely known for her appearance on CNN as an international correspondent.

Early Life

Nima Elbagir was born in Sudan in 1978. Elbagir’s father was a journalist and was jailed before her birth. Elbagir’s mother was the first publisher in Sudan. She belongs to Northern Sudanese Origins. At the age of three, she moved to the United Kingdom. And when she was eight years old she moved to Sudan.  After six years in Sudan, she returned to the United Kingdom.

Nima Elbagir’s nationality is Sudanese and her ethnicity is Africa. Elbagir has attended education in Sudan and in Britain. Elbagir attended The London School of Economic and completed her BSc. in the Philosophy. Elbagir also studied in London school of Economics.


Nima Elbagir started her journalism career in 2002 with the Reuters. Elbagir worked as a reporter covering the simmering conflict in the Darfur in Sudan. In 2005, she joined More4News as a reporter and covered anexclusive story of the rape committed by the African Union soldiers. In 2007, she was only TV reporter covering the US bombing in Somalia.

Taking the huge risk of her life, Nima Elbagir has reported major stories and events in Arica. Her boldness in reporting has established her as one of the outstanding journalists around the globe. Elbagir also covered the story of the kidnapping of 250 girls by Boko Haram and was the first journalist to report from the village. Elbagir also interviewed two girls who fled away from the militants.

Nima Elbagir has traveled several African nations, Libya, Nigeria, Sudan, and Afghanistan to cover the stories. She is very pa s sionate about her job and doing very well in her career. Elbagir is currently working as a correspondent for CNN based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Being a successful reporter, Nima Elbagir has been awarded several awards, including the specialist reporting award from the Royal Television Society and two awards from the Foreign Press Association. And she has been nominated for the Amnesty Award and the Royal Television Society Awards.

Personal Life:

Nima Elbagir’s sexual orientation is straight. And her current relational status is engaged to a British diplomat who she has been dating from few years as a boyfriend. They are getting married in near future and the couple meets in Sudan.

Nima Elbagir is fluent in Arabic and English. Elbagir currently lives in the United Kingdom with her partner. Talking about her religion, she believes in god and explains helping people is the best religion she follows.

by Bchrome, 18 Jan, 2017

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