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.
With Kenya's running reputation on the line, officials ban athletes accused of using performance-enhancing drugs.
South Sudan will restart pumping oil in two weeks, exporting it as soon as it is technically possible.
Despite a tense win for Uhuru Kenyatta and vows by opponent Raila Odinga to contest it, Nairobi remained calm.
Calm maintained after trailing candidate’s camp alleges “doctored” results following electronic voting system failure.
The last time Kenyans voted, delays and mistrust over the results triggered clashes that killed more than 1,100 people.
Uhuru Kenyatta, who is accused of crimes against humanity, led on Tuesday morning by 55 percent to 41 percent over Raila Odinga, Kenya’s current prime minister.
If Kenya's election again descends into violence, the country's reputation as a stable, thriving corner of Africa will be dealt a heavy blow.
In neglected coastal towns like Mombasa, many Kenyans may boycott Monday’s vote.
He's young and from the slums. Can Elijah Kanyi do the unlikely and win a seat in parliament?
Ahead of elections Monday, one part of Kenya has seen ethnic clashes escalate. The toll in Tana River is now more than 180, rights groups say.