Christin Roby


Christin Roby is a West Africa correspondent for Devex based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast where she covers global development trends, health, technology and policy-related topics. Before relocating to West Africa, Christin spent several years working in local newsrooms, and earned an MSJ 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: How the African Access Initiative plans to mitigate Africa's cancer burden
23 Jun 2017

The newly-launched African Access Initiative hopes to bring affordable cancer treatment and advanced cancer research and technology to sub-Saharan Africa. Four countries selected for the first phase of this initiative will benefit from partnerships with oncology companies to expand in-country capacity to treat cancer and reduce cancer deaths.

African Women Leaders Network advocates for more women in leadership
13 Jun 2017

A new networking group created for and by African women seeks to increase the voice and presence of female leaders in politics, humanitarian agencies and on-going regional peace efforts.

EU pledges 50 million euros to G5 Sahel Joint Force against terrorism
9 Jun 2017

The European Union has agreed to support the Sahel region in its fight against extremist groups, imposing security in the troubled region and allowing it to develop economically. With an initial funding agreement, Sahelian leaders say the force should be operational some time this year.

Global gag rule expected to hit safe abortion, contraceptive use in Nigeria
9 Jun 2017

Cuts in United States funding stand to jeopardize recent gains in maternal health in Africa's most populous country, Marie Stopes International Nigeria's country head tells Devex.

4 takeaways from the African Development Bank annual meetings
2 Jun 2017

This year's African Development Bank annual meetings, held in Ahmadabad, India, focused on building African-Indian relationship and also saw several commitments on agriculture, women entrepreneurs and water programs. Here are the takeaways.

AfDB seeks to strengthen Indo-African relations
1 Jun 2017

The African Development Bank held their 52nd annual meetings in India, the continent's fifth largest investor. Devex takes a look at Indian-African ties and how the AfDB plans to strengthen them to achieve Africa's development goals.

AfDB's Adesina pushes an all-hands 'High 5' approach to African development
25 May 2017

During the World Bank Spring Meetings, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina sat down with Devex to discuss how he plans to achieve his "High 5" agenda strategy. His five priorities include Light Up and Power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and improve the quality of life for the people of Africa.

New report finds African entrepreneurship is key to industrialization
23 May 2017

Industrialization and fostering entrepreneurship in Africa are vital factors in the overall development of the continent, according to the 2017 African Economic Outlook. The new report, released during the AfDB annual meetings, predicts an uptick of growth in 2017, after a tough 2016.

Expanding digital services key to financial inclusion in Africa
23 May 2017

To create a more inclusive financial environment for all young people in Africa, experts at the World Economic Forum on Africa argued that banking must do more to meet the needs of the continent's poorest by adopting more inexpensive mobile banking options.

4 things to watch at the AfDB Annual Meetings
22 May 2017

The African Development Bank opened its 52nd annual meeting in Ahmedabad, India, with a focus on wealth creation through agricultural transformation. Here are our top four issues to watch.