Ben grew up in Wiltshire in the UK before studying in London, Tanzania, and the USA. He worked for several years in New York and then in politics in the UK and in Tanzania before joining Human Rights Watch where he worked from 2006-2013. He was an Open Society Foundations Fellow 2013.
Books in order of publication:
Radio Congo: Signals of Hope from Africa’s Deadliest War – 2012
City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp – 2016
The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth – 2022