Alan Boswell is a special correspondent for McClatchy, covering Africa. He's based in Nairobi, Kenya, but travels widely.
He joined McClatchy in November 2010 as a special Sudan correspondent out of Juba, South Sudan, where he contributed in-depth coverage of the breakup of Sudan into two countries.
A native of western Illinois, Boswell moved to Nairobi as a freelancer in 2009. His work from the region has appeared in Time Magazine, NPR, Bloomberg News, Christian Science Monitor, World Politics Review, Jane's Intelligence Review and Small Arms Survey, among others, and he served as an editor for Voice of America.
His reporting is underwritten in part by a grant from Humanity United, a California-based foundation that focuses on human rights issues.