In 2015 Newsweek assigned me to track down billionaire Navy SEAL and founder of Blackwater Security Erik Prince in South […]
On bridge of a Chinese dredger near Lamu port.
My article Big Game: U.S. Secret Hunt for Jihadists in a Kenyan forest | The Marjan Centre | War and the Non-Human Sphere | King’s College, London
“The Americans are very complicated, aren't they? On the one hand they are helping us by building roads, dispensaries, schools, but they also seem to want to kill us.”
OMANعمامه A Dubai-based pilot and friend suggested I visit Salalah, a port town on the southern tip of Oman. […]
Sailing dhows made of garbage, crusaders, flying low over a baobab-packed forest, guerrilla warfare, Maulidi festival, tattooed and “bearded badasses”. […]
A Kenyan man was shot dead last week outside the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi after he stabbed a GSU police […]
Coffee table books and novels about Africa with ‘Africa’ in their titles seem to stand a better chance of becoming […]
On October 9, 1967, Cuban revolutionary, Che Guevara, was executed by US Special Forces-trained Bolivian Army. A few months previously “El […]
More Headline Than Content At the ivory burn activists and politicians were loud and clear – we’re burning ivory to […]
Meet my friend Bill. I’ve known Bill since the 90s when I moved to Montana. He’s a Wall St. banker […]
On Sunday, April 3rd, Al-Shabaab’s media wing released a recruitment video showing the militant group’s January 15th raid at a […]
Colonel: Marine, what is that button on your body armor?Sergeant Joker: A peace symbol, sir. Pogue Colonel: […]
A source close to the Kenya Defense Forces said that DNA samples had been taken from 143 bodies (found at the scene), adding that 58 had survived.
March, 2015 I’d been on the hunt for former U.S. security firm Blackwater owner, Erik Prince, for Newsweek. At the […]