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Stephanie Hanson

Kenya 2009
Council on Foreign Relations

Stephanie Hanson is director of policy and outreach at One Acre Fund, an agriculture organization based in Kenya.

From 2006 to 2009, she covered economic and political development in Africa and Latin America for CFR.org, the website of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has written on combating piracy off the coast of Somalia, China's role in Africa, and Mexico's drug war.

In 2008, she won a News and Documentary Emmy for Crisis Guide: Darfur, an interactive media guide that explores the history and context of the crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan. Her work has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Bookforum, San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday, and on the websites of the New York Times, Newsweek, and the Washington Post.


  • Bribes and prejudice

    In Kenya, bribery is a fact of life and political parties exist to funnel money to rival ethnic groups. When, Stephanie Hanson wonders, does a national balance shift from complicity to opposition? ...

  • Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Introduction Africa is widely considered among the world's most corrupt places, a factor seen as contributing to the stunted development and impoverishment of many African states. Of the ten countries considered most...

  • Prime Minister Says Kenyan Politics ‘Are Not Ethnic’

    Photo courtesy of Stanley Foundation Prime Minister Raila Odinga NAIROBI, Kenya-- Following disputed presidential elections in late 2007, Kenya exploded into ethnic-based violence. In February 2008, international mediators brokered a power-sharing agreement between President...

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