Barry Malone

Barry Malone is an online editor with Al Jazeera English. He has lived in and reported from east Africa and the Horn (mainly Ethiopia and Uganda), and has also reported extensively from Iraq, Libya and other countries across Africa and the Middle East. His stories focus on politics, foreign policy, and development.


Is it really news that an African city is dusty?

How some journalists describe places reveals much about their outlook – and about how they need to change.

War & Conflict

Why Al Jazeera will not say Mediterranean 'migrants'

The word migrant has become a largely inaccurate umbrella term for this complex story.

War & Conflict

What does al-Shabab want?

Al Jazeera's Barry Malone explains who al-Shabab are and what they stand for.


Ethiopia election: No seat in parliament for opposition

The opposition doesn't win even the single seat it secured at the previous election in a poll it says was unfair.

War & Conflict

Interview: Why I played the cello at a Baghdad bombsite

When a bomb exploded in a neighbourhood he knew well, Karim Wasfi went there and performed. He tells us why.


Profile: Ethiopia's 'placeholder' PM quietly holds on

A studious former academic said to lack charisma finds himself both branded an autocrat and praised as a steady hand.


Landslide likely for Ethiopia’s long-time rulers

Election victory for governing EPRDF a certainty, but why it will win is still subject to debate.


Who owns the Nile? It’s more complicated than you think

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan this week agreed to share the water of the Nile. But why the discord in the first place?

War & Conflict

Interview: Somalia PM says ready for business

Al Jazeera speaks to Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke about security, investment and changing perceptions about the nation.

Syria's Civil War

You probably won’t read this piece about Syria

AJE this week ran special content on a grim milestone because it's important. But our data told us something: few cared.


'We got this, Bob Geldof, so back off'

As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.

Middle East

Baghdad: life punctuated by checkpoints

With constant violence, negotiating Iraq's capital is not easy. Yet every day, the streets are busy.