Ariel Zirulnick covered East Africa for the Monitor from her base in Nairobi. She also covered the region for Monitor Global Outlook, a global intelligence and research service of the Monitor.
She previously served as Middle East editor, and before that, Europe editor. She was a fellow on the International Reporting Project's 2014 Ethiopia trip and traveled to Berlin in 2011 with the US-German Fulbright Commission as a Berlin Capital Program fellow.
She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's journalism school with a second major in international studies.
Stories by Ariel Zirulnick
- With students gone, Kenyan university renews local focus
- Kenya: Amid fear and flight, a Muslim minority embraces self-sufficiency
- Pope visit to Kenya: A changing role for a Catholic Church that avoids politics
- Can a 'humble pope' temper Kenya's political extravagance?
- Amid Paris coverage, Africans outraged over leaders' responses
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