Aaron Ross

Aaron Ross is a freelance journalist based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, writing about West Africa for The Economist and GlobalPost. He recently lived in Cairo, where he wrote for The New York Times, AP, The National and Rolling Stone Middle East. Aaron’s work focuses primarily on politics, human rights, sports and the intersection of all the above.

Carter still skeptical of Egypt military handover

The former US president praised the country’s free elections but sees SCAF keeping some power.

Ghana: a model of interfaith tolerance

Africa plans for a new industrial revolution

Young and restless in Ivory Coast

Swapping land for peace in war-torn Ivory Coast

The World

Mali elections: hasty or much-needed shot in the arm?

Critics fear an election fast-tracked under international pressure won’t be credible.

Why Madagascar’s children have the most at stake in Friday’s presidential election

Madagascar’s children have borne the highest costs of the nation’s social and economic turmoil since the 2009 coup d’etat. And it will be up to the new president to refocus government priorities.

Plague highlights public health failings in Madagascar

Five serious outbreaks of the notorious slayer have spotlighted the perilous state of public health in this island nation, just as it is trying to emerge from a five-year crisis precipitated by a 2009 coup d’état.

Madagascar, where child prostitution is common, cheap and ‘trivial’

With the country in economic decline, foreign sex tourists have swept in to exploit girls as young as 8 or 9 for incredibly low rates. But officials have done very little.