Fergus Nicoll Biography
Fergus Nicoll is a journalist and author who currently hosts the BBC World Service program Business Matters. The identifier FN appears where he has made significant contributions to entries in this archive.
Fergus Nicoll Career
After working as a teacher in northern Sudan, he joined the BBC’s African Service in 1988. He joined the BBC’s Cairo Bureau in 1992 and worked as a World Affairs Correspondent for three years (1996-9) for the World Service and BBC World TV. In 1999-2000, he worked as a press officer for Olara Otunnu, the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict. He worked as a freelance presenter on the BBC World Service radio show The World Today from 2001 to 2012.
He worked as the Rift Valley Institute’s Public Relations and Publications Manager from August 2012 to July 2013. Dr. Nicoll was the 2013 Sir William Luce Fellow at Durham University from April to June 2012, where he conducted research on Sudan’s Da’irat al-Mahdi. From September 2013 to August 2014, he worked as a Programme Editor and Executive Producer for Al Jazeera English in Doha, Qatar.
The Sword of the Prophet: The Mahdi of Sudan and the Death of General Gordon, a biography of the Mahdi of Sudan, was published in 2004 by Nicoll. His second book, Shah Jahan: The Rise and Fall of the Mughal Emperor, was published by Haus Publishing in April 2009 as Shah Jahan: The Rise and Fall of the Mughal Emperor. The same book was published in September 2009 by Penguin-India (under the Viking imprint). In June 2009, Nicoll returned to Sudan studies with the publication of An Index to the Complete Works of al-Imam al-Mahdi. In October 2009, the Abd-al-Karim Mirghani Cultural Centre in Omdurman published an Arabic translation of The Mahdi of Sudan under the title Seif al-Nabi: Mahdi al-Sudan.
Nicoll’s Bibliography of the Mahdia was published in September 2010 by the Qasim Data Centre in Khartoum. Gladstone, Gordon, and the Sudan Wars, 1883-5: The Battle over Imperial Intervention in the Victorian Age was published by Pen & Sword in April 2013. Durham University published his Luce Lecture as ‘Da’irat al-Mahdi: Money, Faith, and Politics in Sudan’ in July 2013. In late 2014, Milton Keynes-based Modestine Press released the first in a series of annotated editions of key primary sources relating to the Sudan wars: Lt.-Col. J. Donald Hamill-Sudan Stewart’s Journal: A Cool, Equitable Judgment ‘Fat’ is Nicoll’s most recent peer-reviewed article.
Nicoll published The Sword of the Prophet: The Mahdi of Sudan and the Death of General Gordon, a biography of the Mahdi of Sudan, in 2004. Shah Jahan: The Rise and Fall of the Mughal Emperor, his second book, was published in April 2009 by Haus Publishing as Shah Jahan: The Rise and Fall of the Mughal Emperor. Penguin-India published the same book in September 2009. Nicoll returned to Sudan studies with the publication of An Index to the Complete Works of al-Imam al-Mahdi in June 2009. The Abd-al-Karim Mirghani Cultural Centre in Omdurman published an Arabic translation of The Mahdi of Sudan, Seif al-Nabi: Mahdi al-Sudan, in October 2009.
Fergus Nicoll Age
Nicoll likes to keep his personal life private hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday.
Fergus Nicoll Height
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Fergus Nicoll Family
Nicoll has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Nicoll has any siblings.
Fergus Nicoll Wife
Nicoll is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone.
Fergus Nicoll Net Worth
Nicoll has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a journalist.
Fergus Nicoll Salary
Nicoll earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.