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Allan Little

Allan Little -born – 11 October 1959 – is a Special Correspondent at BBC News.

He joined BBC Scotland in 1983 to work as a news and current affairs researcher,and in 1985 transferred to London in order to train as a radio reporter.

After two years at BBC Radio Solent, Little moved to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme in 1988. Here, he specialised in foreign reporting, including the Revolutions of 1989 in Eastern Europe.

Between 1990 and 1995, Little worked as a BBC News reporter, during this period reported from Baghdad during the 1991 Gulf war and from Kuwait following the war, covering the Shia rebellions.

From 1991 to 1995, he reported on the break-up of Yugoslavia.

In 1995, Little moved to Johannesburg as the BBC’s South Africa correspondent. While based in Johannesburg, he reported on the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide and the overthrow of Zaire’s President Mobutu.

Between 1997 and 1999, he served as the BBC’s Moscow correspondent during Boris Yeltsin’s tenure as Russian president.

He worked as the BBC’s Africa correspondent from 2000 to 2001.

He was then sent to be the BBC’s correspondent in Paris, where he remained until 2005.

Little’s final role at the BBC was as a special correspondent. In this role, he reported on devolution and led the BBC’s coverage of the Scottish independence referendum.

Since 2014 he has worked as a freelance journalist, and in September 2022 led commentary from Westminster Abbey of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II for BBC Radio.

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