Alice McCool

Alice McCool

Alice McCool is an independent journalist based between the United Kingdom and East Africa. Her work, often focused on social justice issues, has been published in outlets such as The Guardian, CNN, Thomson Reuters Foundation, VICE and BBC News.

Uganda

Crossing closed: How women on the Uganda-Rwanda border are coping

The two nations are not meeting to address the border issue for weeks, but cross-border traders do their best to get by.

Crossing closed: How women on the Uganda-Rwanda border are coping

Uganda

Thwarted by Rwanda-Uganda border closures, women await resolution

Goods traders have sued the Kampala and Kigali governments over shuttered crossings that are harming their livelihoods.

Thwarted by Rwanda-Uganda border closures, women await resolution

Uganda

Uganda's gold boom leaves small-scale miners behind

With exports experiencing a sharp rise, Uganda is formalising its gold sector. But who is benefitting?

Uganda's gold boom leaves small-scale miners behind

Ethiopia

Ethiopia: The last Greeks of Addis Ababa

Ethiopia and Greece's relationship dates back to ancient times, and a small community is keeping both cultures alive.

Ethiopia: The last Greeks of Addis Ababa