I’m a freelance journalist based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, covering West African politics, economics, sports, and just about everything else for The Economist and GlobalPost primarily. I spent the last year based in Cairo. My work has been published by The New York Times, the Associated Press, Mother Jones, The National, The Nation, Huffington Post, Global Post, and Philadelphia Weekly. Check out my September feature in Rolling Stone Middle East on American Bob Bradley’s turbulent first year as coach of the Egyptian national team. I have also interned at Mother Jones (of “47%” fame) and The Nation. I graduated from Penn in May 2011, where I wrote a thesis on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and pissed off a bunch of people on my way out. Story tips? Words of wisdom? Comments (friendly and otherwise)? Shoot me an email at email@example.com. And follow me on Twitter for story links, witty (I like to think so) comments, and the occasional random musing. I’m @aaronross6. Or you can just click the nifty button below.