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"23 women have been murdered in these Ugandan towns since May. Police blame witchcraft." PRI; November 2017

"As Rerun Vote Looms, Kenya’s Political Crisis Enters Make-or-Break Territory," World Politics Review; October 2017

"Turning the world's largest refugee camp into a 'big city'," PRI; September 2017

"Kagame seems set to win again in Rwanda. But is he a ‘miracle man’ or a nascent dictator?" The Washington Post; August 2017

"How Egypt Is Slowly Losing Its Hold Over the Nile River," World Politics Review; July 2017

“Uganda may be the best place in the world to be a refugee. But that could change without more money.” The Washington Post; June 2017

“Joseph Kony is still at large. Here’s why the U.S. and Uganda were willing to give up the hunt.” The Washington Post; April 2017

“Uganda at breaking point as Bidi Bidi becomes world’s largest refugee camp,” The Guardian; April 2017

“One of the world’s top coffee exporters is on a mission to get locals to try drinking coffee,” Quartz; February 2017

“Uganda’s sprawling haven for 270,000 of South Sudan’s refugees,” The Guardian; January 2017

"This former Ugandan child soldier is accused of war crimes. But is he also a victim?" The Washington Post; December 2016

“An African Exodus From the ICC Shows How the Court Sealed Its Own Fate,” World Politics Review; November 2016

“Uganda’s ‘Queen of Katwe’ got her start at this slum chess school,” The Washington Post; October 2016

“A fatal police shooting in California sparks outrage in Uganda,” The Washington Post; September 2016

“How Obama won on Iran,” The Hill; September 2015

"Senate approves sweeping reforms to NSA spying programs," The Hill; June 2015

“Eleventh-Hour Drama for Net Neutrality,” The Hill; February 2015

“Why Debate the Redskins Name Now?” The Atlantic; October 2013

“Waiting for Next Offseason,” The Classical; September 2012

“Kid Rock: Real American Rock Star,” The Awl; November 2010

 

"Giving up on the world’s youngest nation," Inkstick; October 2017

"Uganda Clears the Path for Its Own President-For-Life," World Politics Review; October 2017

"The reggae singer taking on Uganda's strongman president," Huck Magazine; September 2017

"Kenya’s Presidential Election Avoided the Worst, but Tensions Still Simmer," World Politics Review; August 2017

"You're welcome to visit the longest beach in the world — unless you're a refugee," PRI; July 2017

"Potentially the World’s Least-Fun Beach Beer," Roads and Kingdoms; June 2017

“With a forgotten temple city, Myanmar hopes to find tourism gold,” The Guardian; June 2017

“Why do so many Africans drown?” NPR; April 2017

“This South Sudanese school trained a medical corps amid civil war. Then the gunmen arrived,” PRI; March 2017

“The African Union has a plan to fix itself. Will it be able to?” World Politics Review; February 2017

“More refugees entered Uganda last year than crossed the Mediterranean,” PRI; February 2017

“The Z-Boys of Kampala,” Roads and Kingdoms; December 2016

"Can the next head of the African Union re-establish its relevance?" World Politics Review; December 2016

"Trump's tone resonates in strongman-weary Africa," The Hill; November 2016

"As Uganda withdraws from AU mission, is Kony's Lord's Resistance Army finished?" World Politics Review; September 2016

“Benghazi chill ripples through State Dept,” The Hill; December 2015

“Why Do So Many People Laugh at North Korea but Fear Iran?” The Atlantic; April 2013

"Obama is using the permacampaign to change Washington from the outside," The Atlantic; December 2012

“The Enigmatic Performative Internet Art of Lil B,” The Awl; January 2011

“WikiLeaks and the Classification Follies,” The Center for Public Integrity; December 2010