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Credit: Julie Kubal

I am a researcher, writer and a father of three. I have worked in Burundi, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and the Central African Republic for various organizations. I have written about rebels, armies, corruption, displacement, poaching and trafficking of wild animals, among other things. My writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, the BBC, Jane’s Intelligence Review, the Africa Report, African Arguments and the Journal of East African Studies.

I am the author of When the Walking Defeats You: One Man’s Journey as Joseph Kony’s Bodyguard, (Zed Books, 2016).

For a fairly detailed profile see this article.