Tonny Onyulo

GlobalPost
Maasai women

Tens of thousands of married women in Uganda are secretly undergoing 'the cut'

Gladys Chemtai, 27, says she felt relief after having the procedure better known as female genital mutilation (FGM) because it gives her standing in her village.

Tens of thousands of married women in Uganda are secretly undergoing 'the cut'
Members of the al-Qaeda-linked militant group al-Shabab surrender to authorities in the north of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, Sept. 24, 2012.

Al-Shabab kidnaps Somali children to fill its ranks. Parents pull kids from school or flee to protect them.

Al-Shabab kidnaps Somali children to fill its ranks. Parents pull kids from school or flee to protect them.
South Sudanese refugees wait in line for food in Omugo refugee settlement camp in northern Uganda

Ugandans pose as refugees for food because the drought is so bad

Ugandans pose as refugees for food because the drought is so bad
An asylum-seeker from Uganda covers his face with a paper bag in order to protect his identity as he marches with the LGBT Asylum Support Task Force during the Gay Pride Parade in Boston, Massachusetts, June 8, 2013.

Uganda's other refugee crisis

Uganda's other refugee crisis
A South Sudanese refugee girl, displaced by fighting, arrives at Imvepi settlement in Arua district, northern Uganda, April 4, 2017.

More South Sudanese children are fleeing their country alone

More South Sudanese children are fleeing their country alone
An internally displaced woman from drought-hit area at a makeshift settlement area in Dolow, Somalia, April 4, 2017.

Somalis walk for days searching for food and water while al-Shabab blocks aid

Millions of Somalis are in crisis, facing a famine brought on by unforgiving drought and exacerbated by ongoing conflict between the government and militants.

Somalis walk for days searching for food and water while al-Shabab blocks aid
Somali refugees run from the dust at Dadaab's Ifo camp, Jan. 8, 2007.

These young Somalis refuse to go 'home' when Kenya closes the world's largest refugee camp

Since the Dadaab refugee camp complex opened 26 years ago, an entire generation has grown up there. For many Somalis born and raised in Dadaab, it's more than just a camp. It’s home. And Kenya plans to close it in May.

These young Somalis refuse to go 'home' when Kenya closes the world's largest refugee camp
Barack Obama Kogelo

Kenyans in Obama's ancestral village worry the world will forget them now

Obama's celebrity attracted important investment and development projects to Kogelo. With Trump coming in, villagers worry the world is about to leave them behind.

Kenyans in Obama's ancestral village worry the world will forget them now
Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach

The child sex trade is booming in this Kenyan port city

The industry has made Kenya one of the world's hubs for child sex tourism, researchers say, catering especially to Europeans.

The child sex trade is booming in this Kenyan port city

The job market for terror recruits is booming

And the competition for their membership is fiercer than ever.

The job market for terror recruits is booming

Somalis used to flee to Yemen to escape war. Now it's the other way around

'We prefer being in Somalia than Yemen, because we hope that aid workers might come to our rescue before we die.'

Somalis used to flee to Yemen to escape war. Now it's the other way around

'Mogadishu used to be hell. Now it's coming back to life'

After years of conflict, basic city services have come back online and residents feel safe.

'Mogadishu used to be hell. Now it's coming back to life'