[some stuff i wrote]
[essays / book reviews]
Freakonomics Was Neoliberal Bullshit
Current Affairs / June 16, 2023
The US is making Africa's hunger worse
Al Jazeera English / December 16, 2022
The Wartime Roots of the Global Fast Food Boom
The Conversationalist / September 1, 2022
What's the matter with private equity in Africa?
Africa is a Country / June 10, 2022
What's good for investors isn't good for Africa
Africa is a Country / May 30, 2022
Who Actually Owns Corporations, Anyway?
Current Affairs / December 13, 2021
The new US nutrition aid strategy undermines Africa's hungriest
Al Jazeera English / December 10, 2021
Probing the depths of the CIA's misdeeds in Africa
Africa is a Country + Jacobin / October 15, 2021
African agriculture without African farmers
Al Jazeera English / October 9, 2021
9/11: the novel
Current Affairs / June 8, 2021
Pariah nations and the illusion of isolation
Current Affairs / May 9, 2021
The true story of the Rwandan genocide
Current Affairs / March 30, 2021
What fast food tells us about the world
Current Affairs / January 25, 2021
Structural adjustment comes home
Africa is a Country / September 10, 2020
John Bolton's African power play
Africa is a Country / December 21, 2018
Africa is a Country / December 20, 2018
When Melania Trump went to Africa
Africa is a Country / May 5, 2018
How the fast-food industry courted African American customers
The Washington Post / June 11, 2018
European Centre for Development Policy Management / January 5, 2014
... or the stories that took a really deep look.
At every turn, governments have aided the globalization of fast food. It's why fast food is a metaphor for our times, the perfect encapsulation of the neoliberal era.
How the State Created Fast Food
Current Affairs / January 25, 2022
HuffPost / May 1, 2017
Reported with Robert Fortner, a look at how the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization, turned to the Gates Foundation during the 2014 West African Ebola epidemic.
De Correspondent / December 17, 2017
With Robert Fortner, a (critical) look at how polio became the single biggest priority in global health, against the objections of many. In a strange twist of fate, this one was only published in a language I don't understand, but it's readable with Google translate.
Orb / November 23, 2015
A look at how Filipino immigrants with children have fared in two European countries. Reported on three continents, the multimedia version, which I co-reported with Pierre Kattar, took first place in the White House News Photographers' Association Eyes of History multimedia contest.