In 2015 Newsweek assigned me to track down billionaire Navy SEAL and founder of Blackwater Security Erik Prince in South […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The events that have both given birth to and plagued South Sudan have as much if not more to do with oil and minerals as with religion and right-wing anti-Islamists.
Occupational Hazards – thoughts on Kenya and Somalia, Post-Garissa Attack Demands for the removal of Kenyan troops from […]