Christin Roby


Christin Roby is the West Africa Correspondent for Devex. Based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, she covers global development trends, health, technology, and policy. Before relocating to West Africa, Christin spent several years working in local newsrooms and earned her Master of Science in videography and global affairs reporting from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Her informed insight into the region stems from her diverse coverage of more than a dozen African nations.

Latest Articles

Q&A: Facing up to African agriculture's climate change challenge
6 Dec 2018

Africa's economy, reliant on agriculture, is facing a looming climate crisis. But with the right leadership and investment, it can be turned into an opportunity, argues SYSTEMIQ co-founder Jeremy Oppenheim.

DFID prepares for an expected El Niño
6 Dec 2018

The looming weather phenomenon could cause widespread flooding and drought across several regions and increase the likelihood of humanitarian assistance needs.

AfDB launches Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan
5 Dec 2018

The African Development Bank has pledged to mainstream nutrition in its investments, saying it is crucial to unlocking the continent's economic potential.

Women Deliver launches local Deliver for Good campaigns
28 Nov 2018

The collaborative campaign for gender equality is about bringing groups together "around the whole girl and the whole woman not just her health needs or her education needs," says Katja Iversen, CEO at Women Deliver.

Humanitarians work to stem Nigeria's brewing pre-election violence
27 Nov 2018

Campaign season has kicked off ahead of Nigeria's general election next year, and with it has come an increase in politically charged violence.

South Sudan, Rwanda ramp up Ebola prevention efforts
22 Nov 2018

As an Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo grows deeper, neighboring countries remain on high alert.

Mary Robinson on 'worrying trends' in African governance
14 Nov 2018

The former Irish president reflects on 10 years of the Mo Ibrahim index.

Crowdfunded loans help refugee entrepreneurs thrive
9 Nov 2018

Often excluded from traditional forms of financing, a crowdfunded loan program — with a 96 percent repayment rate — has set out to prove that refugees can be reliable borrowers.

Meet the women providing maternity care amid conflict
9 Nov 2018

Northeast Nigeria is one of the riskiest places in the world to give birth — but young women are battling the odds to provide desperately needed maternal health care.

INGOs suspended in Burundi amid crackdown on civil society
12 Oct 2018

The Burundian government has suspended the activity of most international NGOs for three months, citing failure to comply with a 2017 law — but some see it as a move to silence civil society.