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.
In Unprecedented Reversal, Kenya’s Top Court Throws Out Election Result
International observers were quick to endorse the results of last month's presidential election. Now they're facing uncomfortable questions.
Opposition Claims Kenya’s Election Was Hacked, Fueling Fears of Unrest
Preliminary results show incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta winning easily. But the opposition has rejected the results, raising the specter of post-election violence.
Kenyan Women Just Fought One of the Most Violent Campaigns in History
More women are running for office than ever before in the East African country, but the backlash has been fierce and bloody.
Texts, Lies, and Videotape
Will fake news sow chaos during Kenya's election? Or will voters roll their eyes and change the channel?
Gunfight at the K.C. Corral
Why the Kenyan government won’t do anything to stop attacks on cattle ranchers, including the last remaining white "Kenyan cowboys.”
Students in Kenya Block Streets With Desks to Protest Their School’s Demolition
They're not letting class be dismissed without a fight.
This Kenyan Leader Can Bond With Trump Over Claims of ‘Millions’ of Fraudulent Votes
But Raila Odinga seems to have better luck than The Donald in convincing skeptics he was wronged.
For Kenyans Who Survived Post-Election Violence, U.S. Race Feels Like Déjà Vu
Donald Trump says he may not accept the results of Tuesday’s vote. Kenyans know what that looks like – and it’s not pretty.
How Much Does It Cost for Somalia to Ban Khat for a Week? Millions.
During a brief ban on khat trade in Somalia, Kenyan farmers lost millions of dollars.
Innovations: Can China’s Super-Sensitive New Telescope Talk to E.T.?
Plus, a sub that stays dry, a B2-inspired battery, and a DNA scanner that catches poachers red-handed.
Kenya’s Cheapskate Olympic Committee Strands its Team in Rio
The Kenyan Olympic Committee organized a disastrous appearance at the Rio games.