Jacob Kushner

Jacob Kushner

Jacob Kushner writes about refugees and migration, foreign aid and investment, innovation and corruption in Africa, the Caribbean, and Germany. Follow him on Twitter @jacobkushner and see his work at jacobkushner.com

War & Conflict

In Kenya's Baringo county, police raid, burn and murder

On the trail of police who storm a village, burn down homes, steal livestock - and murder an 80-year-old man.

In Kenya's Baringo county, police raid, burn and murder

Refugees

Dresden's welcome cafes for refugees

In the German epicentre of anti-immigrant politics lies a haven for refugees.

Dresden's welcome cafes for refugees

Refugees

Rejected asylum: From Karachi to Germany and back again

A lawyer and his family fled death threats in Pakistan and came to Germany. Now, they're being forced to go home.

Rejected asylum: From Karachi to Germany and back again

Germany

Escaping Aleppo only to encounter violence in Germany

In Freital, Abu Hamid and his fellow refugees were attacked by right-wing Germans, who could be convicted of terrorism.

Escaping Aleppo only to encounter violence in Germany

Refugees

Clausnitz: When a mob awaited refugees in a German town

Once the face of anti-refugee sentiment in Germany, Clausnitz and its newcomers have learned to co-exist.

Clausnitz: When a mob awaited refugees in a German town

Germany

The 2015 murder of a four-year-old refugee in Berlin

At the start of the refugee crisis, dysfunction and danger awaited those registering for asylum in Germany.

The 2015 murder of a four-year-old refugee in Berlin

Germany

35 years as a Mozambican immigrant in Germany

A child of former slaves, Ibraimo has encountered opportunities and racism in Germany, including the murder of a friend.

35 years as a Mozambican immigrant in Germany

Germany

Revisiting Germany's xenophobic Rostock riots of 1992

The Rostock riots were the most disturbing resurgence of right-wing, xenophobic violence since the rise of Nazism.

Revisiting Germany's xenophobic Rostock riots of 1992

Kenya

Dorcas Kiteng'e: A victim of Kenya's doctors' strike

Dorcas, 25, died last week after struggling to find proper cancer treatment amid the government and doctors' standoff.

Dorcas Kiteng'e: A victim of Kenya's doctors' strike

Kenya

In Kenya, doctors' strike leaves a nation ailing

With public sector doctors and the government at an impasse, patients are beginning to overwhelm private hospitals.

In Kenya, doctors' strike leaves a nation ailing

Arts & Culture

Nairobi's immigrant cookbook

Two foodies team up to explore the Kenyan city's diverse foreign cuisine, and the entrepreneurs who brought it here.

Nairobi's immigrant cookbook