Garissa University Principal Ahmed Osman Warfa has overseen the university through its opening, the Al Shabab attack that killed 148 people on campus last year, and now its reopening after being shuttered for 10 months. He calls the university a "lifeline" for the marginalized region. Image by Will Swanson. Kenya, 2015.
January 11, 2016 / Christian Science Monitor by Ariel Zirulnick, Will Swanson

Garissa University was intended to bring opportunity to long-marginalized northern Kenya when it opened in 2011. Its reopening after Al Shabab's 2015 attack provides a second chance to get it right.

January 8, 2016 / The Washington Post by Ariel Zirulnick, Will Swanson

The Kenyan government denies involvement in the killing of ethnic Somalis and blames al-Shabab. Family and friends are skeptical.

January 4, 2016 / Foreign Policy by Jeanne Carstensen

On the Greek island of Lesbos, thousands of Syrians are arriving each day. But will empathy for an earlier flood of refugees trump the fear of being overrun?

December 28, 2015 / CBC Radio by Paula Bronstein

When we think of war photography, we think of soldiers and battles. What about those who are left behind once the fighting is over?

December 28, 2015 / The New York Times by Dimiter Kenarov

After nearly two years, it’s time to recognize what can’t be changed and what’s best for the peninsula.

Christmas in Havana
December 24, 2015 / NBC News by Tracey Eaton

Inflatable Santas and other trappings of Christmas have sprung up all over Havana. Many Cubans making less than $20 per month say they can barely afford gifts, but have plenty of holiday spirit.

Image by Will Swanson. Kenya, 2015.
December 23, 2015 by Ariel Zirulnick, Will Swanson

Al Shabab targeted non-Somali Kenyans in the northeast, sending them fleeing to safer parts of Kenya. Now the region must stand on its own.

December 23, 2015 / Christian Science Monitor by Ariel Zirulnick, Will Swanson

Al Shabab's attacks in northeast Kenya have prompted a mass exodus of teachers. With the government uninterested in stepping in, locals have had to step up like never before.

December 15, 2015 / Global News by Mellissa Fung

Munawar is one of 44 women and 17 children living in a shelter, the first of its kind in a country where women once had no place to go.

December 11, 2015 / The New York Times by Misha Friedman

Earlier this year, Ukraine began the process of reforming one of its most oppressive institutions: its police force.

December 11, 2015 by Marc Herman, Andreea Campeanu

On February 7, 2014, 300 people rushed a fence dividing Morocco from Spain, a rare land border between Europe and Africa. At least 14 died and border police now face charges of murder. Was it?

December 11, 2015 / takepart by Marc Herman, Andreea Campeanu

How 15 men from West Africa were shot at and gassed trying to cross into Europe—and who is responsible.