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 […]
Nearly three months after the reported crash of a plane outside Mogadishu, the fate of twelve passengers aboard remains unknown.
Unofficial sources in Somalia say the passengers were mercenaries, all captured by militants loyal to the Islamist group al-Shabaab.
The shallow graves of at least twelve ethnic Somalis were said to have been discovered on the outskirts of Mandera, […]
LAMU, Kenya – Al-Shabaab, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia, released a statement on its media website claiming recent attacks in parts […]
Nairobi is the Maasai word for “cold water”. With an elevation of 5,889 feet above sea level, it is by […]
An acquaintance in Lamu gave me a pamphlet she said had been handed to passengers on a bus from Mombasa […]
MOMBASA – Off to an interesting start this morning: I’m in Mombasa participating in a writers conference focusing on political […]
LONG GOODBYE 07.27.15 2:20 PM ET How Obama Glossed Over Africa’s Troubles By MARGOT KISER To keep his visit […]
“We fear Obama is coming to teach our children to be gay,” the owner of a beauty salon in a Christian town on the coast told me. In reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court decision last month to recognize a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, one anti-gay-rights fringe group reportedly plans to protest in Nairobi—and, for reasons as yet unclear, to do so in the nude.