She spoke to the BBC a few hours before returning to New York where she is based when not working in Europe, Africa or other parts of the world. Here she is being interviewed for BBC Africa’s news and current affairs TV programme in Kiswahili, Dira ya Dunia.
She was also interviewed for BBC's Focus on Africa radio programme. Listen to the interview at 1500 GMT
Flaviana posing with BBC Africa's very fashionable presenter Kassim Kayira
Flaviana with Jestina George of www.jestina-george.com (Tanzanian blogger based in London) at the BBC studios in London
Photo credit: Manuel Toledo, BBC Africa