Articles by Marc Lacey



Somali Refugees Swim With Sharks

  • 15 June 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Luckily, Farhia Ahmed Muhammad knew how to swim.

Africans Spin Own Safety Nets

  • 29 August 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Nogaye Sow is a humble street vendor in a rough patch of urban Africa, but hidden in her flowing robe is a weathered piece of cardboard that helps put her on equal footing with those who work in air-conditioned offices instead of at the curb.

Man Waits One Year in Airport for Citizenship

  • 01 July 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
After nearly 13 months at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Sanjai Shah can safely drop his protest and leave. He is not about to, though.

UN Peacekeeping's Approach Changing

  • 24 May 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Facing ever-increasing violence, peacekeepers are mounting their most aggressive operations in the UN's history.

Movie Revives Past at Hotel Rwanda

  • 01 March 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
A little girl wearing water wings jumped into the swimming pool at the real Hotel Rwanda on Sunday afternoon, letting out a playful squeal as she hit the chilly water.

Disenchanted Rwandans Turn to Islam

  • 08 April 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
When 800,000 of their countrymen were killed in massacres that began 10 years ago this week, many Rwandans lost faith not only in their government, but in their religion as well.

Reality Television Riveting Africa

  • 05 September 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Nigerians howl at it. Botswanans scream at their screens. Ugandans watch it over cold Nile Beer, while some African politicians and clergy want the plug pulled on this continent-wide sensation.

Envoy Focuses on the Positive

  • 26 March 01
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
WASHINGTON Ч Russia's ambassador to the United States, Yury Ushakov, was host at an elegant soiree for some of Washington's most prominent people recently, just as the latest spy scandal between the two countries was exploding. ""I felt sorry for him,"" said Robert Strauss, who was the guest of honor at the party at Ushakov's residence. Despite the ample caviar, the whole suckling pigs and the Stoli vodka to help the A-list guests wash it all down, it was a slightly awkward affair. Strauss, who knew what everybody was gossiping about, brought up the matter of the once-secret American tunnel under the Russian Embassy that was suddenly all over the news. ""Tunnels and spies and this wonderful evening Ч that's typical of our wonderful Russian-American relationship,"" said Strauss, a former U.S. ambassador to Moscow. Ushakov loosened up enough to joke about the tunneling operation, even as Russia was expressing its concern to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.

Azerbaijan Lobby Goes to Washington

Presidential Circus Descends on Iowa

U.S. Senate Pushes Curb on Y2K Suits

Clinton Will Face Impeachment Trial

Federal Court Delays U.S. Immigrant Law

Campaign Investigation To Include Republicans

Ebonics Case Argued Before Senate Panel

U.S. House Votes to Make English Official Language

Right Rallying in Budget Impasse