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

EU Sahel security support shows positive but limited influence
21 Jun 2018

European support to internal security forces in Niger and Mali have proven to expand local security capacities, but also show limited impact, a new audit report shows. While reinforcing security measures, long-term security improvements wavered, and EU procedures did not adapt to Sahelian contexts.

DRC bordering countries begin Ebola preparedness training
15 Jun 2018

The Ebola outbreak in DRC continues, more than one month after being confirmed by WHO. While health workers and international aid organizations fight to contain the virus, WHO has focused its most recent efforts on Ebola preparedness training in neighboring countries.

Ghana eliminates trachoma
14 Jun 2018

Ghana has become the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate trachoma, WHO announced Wednesday, as pharmaceutical company Pfizer said it would top up its donations of a crucial antibiotic.

Islamic Development Bank's rebrand focuses on partnerships, innovation
13 Jun 2018

The Islamic Development Bank revealed a rebrand last week, with insiders saying they want to be seen as "more than a bank of businessmen, but a bank of developers."

400,000 children in DRC's Kasai region face threat of death by starvation
5 Jun 2018

As DRC attempts to control several humanitarian situations in the country, more than half a million children returning home to the former conflict-riddled Kasai region suffer from acute and severe malnutrition, many threatened by immediate starvation.

Q&A: A look at a new results-based education fund for Africa and the Middle East
4 Jun 2018

By paying service providers and investors based on achieved learning outcomes, the Education Outcomes Fund for Africa and the Middle East aims to be a part of the global solution to an education funding shortfall. To find out more, Devex talks to lead principal, Jared Lee.

DRC Ebola response focuses on awareness campaigns, border controls
25 May 2018

A multi-pronged containment effort and new rounds of funding hope to prevent the highly contagious virus from spreading to the capital, Kinshasa, or to other neighboring countries.

Thousands gather in South Korea for AfDB meetings
22 May 2018

The AfDB's Annual Meetings kicked off in Busan, South Korea, on Monday, with a focus on accelerating Africa's industrialization.

Aid groups respond rapidly in DRC as Ebola cases confirmed in major city
21 May 2018

Until recently, the current Ebola outbreak in DRC — confirmed by WHO on May 8 — had been restricted to remote villages in the Bikoro region. However, the confirmation of cases in a major city situated along the Congo River is cause for alarm.

5 ways to innovate education in Africa
21 May 2018

Devex attended the Accra edition of the World Innovation Summit for Education to learn how the continent's education systems could benefit from an innovation shakeup.