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The Cyclones Destroyed Everything. Climate Change Will Likely Make Things Worse – VICE World News (image)

The Cyclones Destroyed Everything. Climate Change Will Likely Make Things Worse – VICE World News

July 21, 2021

Mozambique contributes only a fraction of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, yet its people are among those suffering the most from the effects of the climate crisis.

The fight for Cabo Delgado: A hidden war over Mozambique’s natural resources – The Telegraph (image)

The fight for Cabo Delgado: A hidden war over Mozambique’s natural resources – The Telegraph

July 21, 2021

A brutal insurgency has been escalating in the region since 2017, leaving thousands of people dead and forcing many more from their homes.

Underlying the conflict in Mozambique are a host of other factors, such as decades of neglect by the central government, battles over natural resources, and a thriving black market.

These are often overlooked in favor of the more mainstream narrative that Africa is becoming the next frontier for Islamic terrorist activity.

‘There’s a big difference between the first variant and this one’: Mozambique’s Covid crisis – The Telegraph (image)

‘There’s a big difference between the first variant and this one’: Mozambique’s Covid crisis – The Telegraph

May 18, 2021

At first it seemed the country had been spared the worst. But then neighbouring South Africa discovered a highly infectious new variant.

Child Forced to Watch Beheadings: Rare Inside Look Into the Mozambique Massacres – The Daily Beast (image)

Child Forced to Watch Beheadings: Rare Inside Look Into the Mozambique Massacres – The Daily Beast

March 10, 2021

One of the first inside looks into the conflict in Mozambique, where armed militants are ravaging villages, decapitating residents, and leaving children traumatized and displaced.

Female Genital Cutting Is on the Rise During COVID in Kenya – VICE World News (image)

Female Genital Cutting Is on the Rise During COVID in Kenya – VICE World News

January 28, 2021

COVID-19 is further complicating a global fight to end female genital cutting. Read my work from northern Kenya, with photos by Will Swanson and support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Women in Kenya Are Using Knitting Needles to End Their Pregnancies. Blame Donald Trump. – Mother Jones (image)

Women in Kenya Are Using Knitting Needles to End Their Pregnancies. Blame Donald Trump. – Mother Jones

October 8, 2020

American politics have long influenced abortion rights abroad, but health care providers in Kenya say no U.S. president has done more damage to their cause than Donald Trump. The Trump administration’s iteration of the Global Gag Rule is exceptionally severe, pulling millions in funding from groups that prevent unsafe abortions and protect women’s health. Meanwhile, local anti-abortion activists are borrowing tactics from American groups like Operation Rescue, designed to shame local abortion providers and the patients they serve. Read my investigation with Mother Jones and Type Investigations.

Mothers, sisters, wives: Kenyan women lead fight against police violence – The New Humanitarian (image)

Mothers, sisters, wives: Kenyan women lead fight against police violence – The New Humanitarian

September 3, 2020

‘When we lose our fear, they lose their power!’ Meet the women fighting back against police brutality in Kenya.

Kenya Is Trying to End Child Marriage. But Climate Change Is Putting More Young Girls at Risk – TIME Magazine (image)

Kenya Is Trying to End Child Marriage. But Climate Change Is Putting More Young Girls at Risk – TIME Magazine

August 13, 2020

In north-east Kenya, climate change is driving up rates of child marriage. I traveled to Marsabit county for TIME Magazine to meet the child brides of this region and tell their stories. Video by the talented Vania Turner and Will Swanson.

Kenya’s teen pregnancy crisis: More than COVID-19 is to blame – The New Humanitarian (image)

Kenya’s teen pregnancy crisis: More than COVID-19 is to blame – The New Humanitarian

July 13, 2020

‘When you talk about women’s empowerment… it’s going to be affected by what is happening right now.’

Read my latest on the systemic challenges – including lack of funding for reproductive health services and a lack of comprehensive sexuality education in Kenyan schools – contributing to a long history of high teenage pregnancy rates in the country.

Balcony churches: Kenyans find new ways to worship in lockdown – The Guardian (image)

Balcony churches: Kenyans find new ways to worship in lockdown – The Guardian

June 29, 2020

With no date set for religious buildings to reopen, an innovative priest brings his own brand of musical service to apartment complexes.