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Tristan McConnell, GlobalPost

Tristan McConnell reports from Kenya for GlobalPost. He is an award-winning journalist who has lived and worked in Africa since 2004 reporting for international publications including the Economist, the Times and the Christian Science Monitor. He lived in Uganda and Ghana before moving to Kenya in 2009.
  • What Exactly Is Going On In South Sudan?

    GlobalPost's senior correspondent in East Africa decodes what you need to know about Africa's biggest problem of the moment.
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  • Civil War is Looming in the World's Newest Nation

    A descent into turmoil and the possible resumption of civil war in South Sudan worries regional governments who fear the instability will spread.
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  • In Africa, Al-Qaida Finds New Life

    Local militants groups are hitching onto Al Qaeda’s ideology, giving it new theaters of operation
      Al-Qaida-inspired militancy is on the rise in Africa as disparate groups with local grievances find common cause in the global terror group’s tactics and ideology and, in turn, offer it new theaters of operation.
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  • Congo Army Accused of Multiple Abuses

    UN report exposes corruption and misdeeds of Democratic Republic of Congo's armed forces
      General Bosco Ntaganda may be fighting the bad guys but that doesn’t make him a good guy.
  • Battle for Mogadishu Escalates

    Fighting rages as Al Shabaab extremists and government forces battle on streets
      It was a fairly typical Thursday in Mogadishu. By mid-morning, the fighting had already reached a fever pitch.
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  • Kenya Reaps the Wind

    Much needed energy to be generated by first wind farm to open atop the Ngong Hills
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  • Fighting rages in Mogadishu

      "There is no doubt from many sources, covert or overt, that there is a significant number of foreign fighters in Somalia from within the continent and outside." — U.N. special envoy
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