Christina Goldbaum is an award-winning independent reporter and visual journalist based in East Africa and working across the continent. She works in print, still photography, and television covering U.S foreign policy and national security as well as terrorism, regional politics, human rights, conflict, and the occasional coup. Throughout all of Christina's work, her goal remains the same: to hold those in power to account and to tell the narrative stories that break down the barriers and bridge the divides between people.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
An investigation for The Daily Beast appears to confirm that American soldiers were involved directly in the deaths of 10 innocent civilians. READ HERE.
The U.S. military is dramatically expanding its operations at a former Soviet air strip in Somalia, in the latest example of America’s growing and controversial shadow war in Africa. READ HERE.
Ahmed Abdikarim Eyow had wanted to get back to his Somali roots and thought he’d be safe in the country’s capital. He was one of more than 250 slain. READ HERE.
With U.S. military interventions in Africa facing increased scrutiny, the commander of U.S. Special Operations Forces in Africa (SOCAFRICA) sent an internal letter to his forces this week urging greater caution in the field. READ HERE.
An exclusive investigation into the fatal final mission of SEAL Team 6 member Kyle Milliken in Somalia. His death in 2017 was the first in U.S. combat death since the infamous Black Hawk Down. READ HERE.
Somalia’s fight against jihad will be decisive for women’s rights — and may be decided by female soldiers. An on the ground report for Foreign Policy Magazine on female peacekeepers in Somalia and the role of women in peacekeeping operations around the world. READ HERE.