Peter Tinti is an independent journalist covering politics, culture and security in West Africa. Formerly based in Bamako, Mali, he is currently traveling between several countries throughout the Sahel/Sahara.

Among other outlets, Tinti’s writing, reporting and analysis has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street JournalForeign Policy, World Politics Review, Christian Science Monitor, Al Jazeera, The Independent, The TelegraphThink Africa Press, BBC, and Voice of America.

He holds an MA in International Peace and Security from King’s College London as well as degrees in Political Science and Peace War & Defense from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.