Tristan McConnell is GlobalPost's senior correspondent for Africa and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
He has lived and worked in Africa since 2004 and is also a correspondent for The Times of London and Monocle.
McConnell has written for magazines including the Columbia Journalism Review, London Review of Books, The Nation, New Statesman, New York, Prospect and the Virginia Quarterly Review. His reporting has won the Diageo journalism award and been recognised by the Kurt Schork Awards.
Protecting Virunga National Park might be the toughest job in conservation. The rangers are no Yogi Bear-style Ranger Smiths. They carry AK-47s, belt-fed machine guns and rocket-pr
Congo’s armed groups display a horrific capacity for brutality.
Possible oil reserves beneath Africa’s oldest park threaten its survival.
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“There has to be some point in your life when you go back to look after your relatives and contribute to your country."
Major funding to fight AIDS in Africa, initiated by George W. Bush, continues to pay dividends.
The M23 rebels, the government, the region and the UN have all failed to stop the fighting. Civilians say all they want is peace.
Thousands have fled fighting in eastern Congo.
Congo and Rwanda trade accusations as M23 rebels take the city of Goma.
Herding sheep and goats, and selling them to Gulf states, might be the way out of Somalia’s struggles.
Residents of Kenya's rural north flee, worried about retaliatory attacks from Kenya's security forces.