Kevin Sieff

Bureau chiefNairobi


The country is flooded with weapons, and tensions remain strong. Plus, past cease-fires have not lasted.

  • Aug 26, 2015

Zimbabweans weren’t that upset about Cecil the lion. But plans to sell dozens of elephants to China are becoming controversial.

  • Aug 25, 2015

“Cecil the lion was yours, and you failed to protect him,” Mugabe said.

  • Aug 10, 2015

Zimbabweans in the game business say they are against any broad measures that target their industry.

  • Aug 5, 2015

The death of the five elephants has received almost no coverage.

  • Jul 29, 2015

During his trip to East Africa, the president highlighted the region’s economic progress while acknowledging the corruption, violence and security issues that have dashed the administration’s major hopes for the continent.

  • Jul 28, 2015

He appeared to use his status as a beloved son of Kenya to critique a country still fraught with problems.

  • Jul 26, 2015

He pledged support for operations in Kenya and Somalia, including increased training and funding.

  • Jul 25, 2015

Until last year, Uhuru Kenyatta faced charges from the International Criminal Court, making ties with the U.S. difficult.

  • Jul 25, 2015

Kenya’s growth is reflected in its tech sector, but it struggles with armed attacks and rising energy prices.

  • Jul 24, 2015
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Kevin Sieff became the Post’s Nairobi bureau chief in 2014, after covering Afghanistan as the bureau chief in Kabul for two years. Prior to joining the Post, he worked in the Washington bureau of the Financial Times and covered immigration from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Sieff is a graduate of Brown University and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
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