I’m an independent multimedia journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya, covering East Africa. I am a regular contributor to the Voice of America, Al Jazeera English online and other International outlets. I specialize in covering security and politics in the region.
Each February, the U.N. holds the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation [FGM]. The practice is believed to affect more than 140 million girls and women globally. The U.N. has pledged since 2012 to eliminate FGM, and billions of dollars have been spent. But in a remote rural district in southwest Kenya, the practice is deeply rooted, and the community doesn't shy away from what it is doing.
A night out with armed vigilantes in central Bujumbura, Burundi.
An IRIN investigation reveals that fighters are disappearing after turning themselves in. Are the security forces responsible or jihadist hit squads?
How Kenya’s al-Shabab amnesty is a loaded gun.
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