Margot Kiser covers war, geopolitics, human rights, conservation, and crime, primarily in East Africa. She is currently at work on a project about Islamism in East Africa, and a memoir of her life as safari wife and conservationist in post-Socialist Tanzania.

America’s Shadow Wars

The U.S. is waging secret warfare around the world—but the operations in and around Kenya’s Boni National Reserve are some of the most mysterious.

Big Game

South Sudan’s civil war has been a disaster for humans and animals alike. Soldiers on both sides have turned the slaughter of giraffes and other animals into an industry.

Killing Spree

The Somali group’s killing of 36 non-Muslim quarry workers is just the latest retaliation, it says, for Kenya’s repression of Muslims. Why Nairobi’s punitive measures aren’t working.