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"Protests Are Taking Over the World. What’s Driving Them?" October 2021. The New York Times.

"Why Did the Western Left Ignore Occupy Nigeria?" September 2021. Dissent.

"The Promise of Africa’s “Youth Bulge.” July 2021. Foreign Affairs

“A World of Protest.” March 2021. United Nations University-WIDER.

“A New Direction for U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa.” Dissent. October 2020. With Jason Stearns. 

“After Bashir: How Sudan Can Heal From Decades of Dictatorship.” 2019. Foreign Affairs. 

“Africa’s Road to Democracy.” 2019. Jacobin. With Adam Branch. 

“Two Trips to Juba: Youth activism and the politics of violence in South Sudan.” Africa's a Country. 

“Recent protests in Sudan are much more than bread riots.” The Washington Post. December 2018.


“Senegal’s rappers continue to ‘cry from the heart’ for a more just society.” The Conversation. February 2018.

“South Sudan not facing ‘genocide’, but violence is constant.” Al Jazeera. February 2017.

“The Price of Peacekeeping: On India’s Involvement in Sudan.” The Hindu. July 2016.

“Decolonizing the United States: Lessons from Africa.” Ufahamu. 2015. 

“The People’s Protest: Sudan from the Margins.” N+1. January 2015. 

“Burkina Faso’s uprising part of an ongoing wave of African protests.” Washington Post. November 2014.

“Accursed by Man, Not God: The Fight for Tanzania’s Gas Lands.” Warscapes. October 2013. 

Kiswahili version: “Laana ya Binadamu, Sio Mungu: Mapigano Ya Ardhi zenye Gesi Tanzania.” February 2014.

“Urban Protests and Rural Violence in Africa: A Call for an Integrated Approach.” African Futures (SSRC). February, 2013.


“When Insurgents Rule.” Berfrois. November 2011.

“Witnessing the Birth of a Nation in Southern Sudan.” The Root. January 2011.

“Behind Uganda’s World Cup Terror Blasts.” The Root. July 2010.

“Sudan’s Elections and The Prospects for Peace” The Root. April 2010.

“What the U.S. can do for Congo?” The Root. August 2009.

“M.I.A.’s Latest Hit: Save Sri Lanka.” The Root. March 2009.

“Sudan on the Rebound?” December 2008.

“Organizing for Obama.” SAMAR Magazine 28. February 2008.

“The Labeling of a Genocide: Who wins? In The Fray. April 2007.

“The Pitfalls of Desi Consciousness.” Shabhash Version. 2.0. April 2005

“Engaging Rebels in Reconstruction Efforts.” Tamil Net. January 2005.

“Uganda’s Hidden War.” April 2004.

“Everybody Wants a Piece of Sudan.” March 2004.

“Kith and Kinship: A Memorial for Philippe Wamba.” In the Fray. September 2002

“Gentrification and Resistance in Gullah Country.” September 2002.

“Black like me: On Being Post-South Asian.” In The Fray. November 2001.” 

“New Exhibit Highlights Kenyan Asians.” April 2000.

“Reviving the South Movement.” April 2000.

“East Africa Reborn.” March 2000.

“Foes or Allies?: African American / South Asian relations.” March 2000.

“Indian Ocean Trade Association Helps Link Africa, Asia.” March 2000.

“Ivory Coast: New Vision or Same Old Story?” March 2000.

“The African Diaspora of the Indian Subcontinent.” January 2000.

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