Articles and Essays

Selected articles and essays below.

Granta online:
April 9, 2015: Lagos Must Prosper

May 18, 2009: Love in the Time of Swine Flu

The New York Times Magazine:
June 16, 2015: Can Thulisile Madonsela Save South Africa From Itself?

November 5, 2014: Inside the Vigilante Fight Against Boko Haram

The New York Times Book Review:
July 10, 2014: The Settlers

The New Yorker:
September 1, 2014: Freedom Fighter

May 26, 2014: Missing

December 24, 2012: Out in Africa

TIME International:
May 8, 2014: Beyond Nigeria

August 19, 2013: Inside Nigeria’s Risky War

Bloomberg Businessweek:
February 20, 2014: Oil Thieves of the Niger Delta

September 12, 2013: Nigeria’s Banks Felt the Financial-Crisis Shock Waves

March 7, 2013: Africa’s Richest Man, Aliko Dangote, Is Just Getting Started

Fortune:
November 21, 2013: Zambia’s resource problem

Financial Times Weekend Magazine:
July 5, 2013: No Ordinary Family

NewYorker.com:
October 13, 2013: China, Zambia, and a Clash in a Coal Mine

September 9, 2013: The Arms-Trade Treaty and the Gun Seller

August 21, 2013: A Safer Waterfront in Lagos, If You Can Afford It

August 16, 2013: An Anti-Gay Pastor Takes on Uganda and Russia

June 12, 2013: China in Africa: The New Imperialists?

May 15, 2013: A Gunmaker in Nigeria

May 3, 2013: Terror and Amnesty in Nigeria

March 9, 2013: Kenya Decides

February 26, 2013: A Kidnapped Family and Terrorists in West Africa

December 7, 2012: The Eight Most Fascinating Africans of 2012

August 6, 2012: Gay and Proud in Uganda

July 22, 2012: Thomas Kwoyelo’s Trial in Uganda

June 8, 2012: The Spear Affair

May 23, 2012: The South African President’s Spear

March 30, 2012: The Challenge at the World Bank

March 23, 2012: Qaddafi and Al-Qaeda: What’s Behind the Coup in Mali?

March 16, 2012: Freeing Sudan — and George Clooney

December 12, 2011: Ten Biggest Positive Africa Stories of 2011

December 05, 2011: Talking about AIDS in Africa

October 27, 2011: A Nobelist in New York: Occupy the United Nations

October 25, 2011: Obama and Uganda: Limbaugh’s Army

August 19, 2011: Crown Heights, Twenty Years After the Riots

July 28, 2011: Meet Mexico’s Child Assassins

July 22, 2011: Dry and Tense Days in Somalia

July 9, 2011: South Sudan’s Independence Days

May 5, 2011: Uganda Burning

February 28, 2011: Mexico City Days

November 1, 2010: Fidel and Taxes

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Fader:
January 28, 2011: Gen F: Inc.

n+1:
August 18, 2010: Rick Warren in Rwanda

Slate:
July 28, 2010: Flower Power

The Washington Post:
May 2, 2010: Homegrown fashionistas emerge in Mexico City’s La Roma

June 28, 2009: African Roots Still Run Deep for Blacks on Mexican Coast

More Intelligent Life:
June 24, 2010: The Q&A: Miguel Horn, Sculptor

February 8, 2010: Mexico’s Hidden Blacks

October 9, 2009: The Q&A: Miguel Calderón, Artist, Provocateur

September 21, 2009: Mexico City’s Fashion Mafia

Newsweek:
August 15, 2009: Women on the Verge

June 20, 2009: Run to Mexico?

March 14, 2009: A Labor of Love

Vanity Fair online:
June 29, 2010: Homosexuals Are Still Under Siege in Uganda

December 17, 2009: How Western Evangelicals Influence Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill

May 1, 2009: Is Mexico Taking Swine Flu Precautions Too Far?

The National:
February 4, 2010: Land of the lush

The Atlantic online:
May 12, 2009: Shaking the Swine Flu

The San Francisco Chronicle:
February 8, 2009: Drug addiction explodes in Mexico

October 19, 2008: Culture clash: Kenyan runners in Mexico

September 14, 2008: VW Beetle taxis on way out in Mexico City

Agence France-Presse:
July 6, 2008: Acid attacks maim innocent women

June 10, 2008: No man’s island

April 3, 2008: Extreme weather starving Uganda’s pastoralists

January 23, 2008: Uganda’s mato oput ritual: forgiveness for brutal 20-year war

January 14, 2008: Shaky start to school year for Kenya’s children

January 13, 2008: Surgery restores face, and soul, for mutilated war victim in Uganda

Christian Science Monitor:
June 14, 2007: Women lawyers force big rights gains in Uganda