Tristan McConnell

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.

Recent Stories


How to fight Africa’s wars

Western countries have little desire to intervene in African conflicts. But with the rise of Al Qaeda in Africa, they have little choice. A cooperative model employed in Somalia, a