Michela Wrong


Brain Food in the Land of Khat-Chewers

HARGEISA, Somaliland — The literary festival opened with a bang. Nuruddin Farah, a spry, 68-year-old writer whose permanent expression seems to be one of quizzical ...


Franchise Opportunity: Western Union in Somaliland

HARGEISA, Somaliland — Halima Mohamed, an expert on infectious diseases, was working on a primary-health project in the town of Erigavo in eastern Somaliland when ...


Has Kenya Destroyed the ICC?

When the supporters of Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto began systematically attacking the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a neo-colonialist institution biased against Africans in ...


Why Are Africa’s Militaries So Disappointingly Bad?

The optimistic "Africa Rising" slogan has been looking a little tired of late, as its critics point out that higher growth rates do not necessarily ...


‘Everyone Is Corrupt in Kenya, Even Grandmothers’

When the African press reported last month that Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, not a leader known for his austere spending habits, had warned his generals ...


Leave None to Tell the Other Story

When a British friend met up with Patrick Karegeya in a Johannesburg hotel in late 2013, the former Rwandan head of external intelligence appeared to ...



The last quarter of 2013 was a turbulent period in Africa. Nelson Mandela died, plunging South Africa into mourning and robbing the world of a ...


‘Definitely Going to Blow’

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki was his usual uncompromising self when interviewed on national television earlier this month. Only "daydreamers" believe in alternatives to the ruling ...

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About Michela Wrong

Michela Wrong is the author of non-fiction books on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, and Kenya, published by Harper Collins.

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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