In Africa, China Is the News
Beijing’s infrastructure projects may grab headlines, but its efforts to shape the media are more dangerous.
When Coal Comes to Paradise
As China pushes clean energy policies at home, it is exporting its high-pollution coal industry to pristine places like Kenya’s Lamu Island—with Nairobi’s seal of approval. Local residents fear it will destroy the environment they depend on.
Kenya’s Bid for LGBT Equality Hits a Wall
Judges declined to overturn colonial-era laws criminalizing same-sex relationships. Human Rights Watch’s Neela Ghoshal says it’s a setback with regional repercussions.
LGBT Kenyans’ Patience Has Gone Unrewarded
The Kenyan High Court has delayed deciding on decriminalizing homosexuality.
Al-Shabab Wants You To Know It’s Alive and Well
The brutal attack in Kenya is designed to show Washington and the world that the terrorist group is still a force to be reckoned with in East Africa.
Kenya has found a way to make refugee camps benefit host communities. Other countries should follow its lead.
A Story of Leadership and Fatal Missed Opportunity
A review of Prudence Bushnell’s new book on the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings.
The Bombings the World Forgot
On the podcast: Ambassador Prudence Bushnell survived the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya. Now she tells her story.
On China’s New Silk Road, Democracy Pays A Toll
China's vast foreign investment program comes at a sharp cost to human rights and good governance
The biggest problem with many African countries is that they're led by men like Trump.
As Kenya Struggles to Recover from a Tumultuous Election, America Must Stand by Its Side
The democratic future of a key ally in East Africa is at stake.
Kenya Is Barreling Toward an ‘Illegal’ Election
Kenya’s election crisis deepened after its Supreme Court punted on a decision to delay Thursday’s troubled rerun election.
Kenya Braces for a Disaster of an Election
Amid unprecedented uncertainty, this week’s rerun presidential vote could get very ugly.
Not All Amnesty Deals Are Made the Same
Somalia offered a deal to al-Shabab fighters willing to lay down their arms. Here’s why it didn’t work.
Baseball’s Billion-Person Cactus League
Gift Ngoepe was the first African-born player to make it to the big show. Major League Baseball is betting he won't be the last.