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.

Somalia News: Al Shabaab pushed out of Beledwayne

Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels fighting on three fronts, lose key town.

Burkina Faso News: Customs chief is sacked

Kenya News: Press covers Somalia conflict

Kenya News: Twitter updates on Somalia conflict

Kenya War: Counting the cost of the Somalia conflict

Somalia News: Pirate hijacking continues

As piracy off the coast of Somalia continues, new research studies how these pirates invest money.

Somalia News: Ethiopia rejoins the war

Somali Prime Minister dismissed any talk about “traditional enmity” toward Ethiopia, but the fight continues.

Somalia News: Parliament fights again (VIDEO)

As fights in Somalia’s parliament erupt again, at least three MPs are hospitalized.

Nigeria News: Occupy protest in Ibadan

Occupy Nigeria protests fuel price increase in Ibadan.

South Africa News: ANC turns 100

South Africa’s ANC prepares for its centennial celebrations this weekend.