Neha Wadekar

What Happens When Women Can’t Get Legal Abortions – Foreign Policy (image)

What Happens When Women Can’t Get Legal Abortions – Foreign Policy

September 3, 2021Articles

Examples from around the world show that restrictions can actually lead to more, not fewer, abortions.

‘I ran, my heart was broken’: inside Mozambique’s evolving Cabo Delgado conflict – The Guardian (image)

‘I ran, my heart was broken’: inside Mozambique’s evolving Cabo Delgado conflict – The Guardian

August 18, 2021Articles

The oil firms have fled and an Isis-affiliated insurgency has engulfed the region. As foreign troops begin to arrive, hundreds of thousands face desperate journeys to try to find safety.

‘Withering before your eyes’: conflict in Cabo Delgado scars a generation of children – The Telegraph (image)

‘Withering before your eyes’: conflict in Cabo Delgado scars a generation of children – The Telegraph

August 2, 2021Articles

Fighting has displaced 364,000 children, with thousands ripped apart from their parents. Efforts to reunite families are slow and complex.

‘Hidden war’ sparks growing refugee crisis on Mozambique-Tanzania border – The Telegraph (image)

‘Hidden war’ sparks growing refugee crisis on Mozambique-Tanzania border – The Telegraph

July 25, 2021Articles

Civilians fleeing the growing insurgency in northern Mozambique are being sent back into harm’s way by the authorities.

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, 2021Articles

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.

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, 2021Articles

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.

‘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, 2021Articles

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

Orphaned and traumatized: Mozambican families fleeing ISIS struggle to rebuild their lives – PBS NewsHour (image)

Orphaned and traumatized: Mozambican families fleeing ISIS struggle to rebuild their lives – PBS NewsHour

April 6, 2021Videos

For years, Islamist militants have terrorized the Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique, killing and displacing thousands. This week, they attacked a town called Palma, which hosts international oil and gas companies, killing dozens. ISIS claimed responsibility. Special correspondent Neha Wadekar and her team were among the first to access the region and speak to survivors. They have this report.

‘The Stories Are Heartbreaking.’ What 1 Reporter Witnessed In Mozambique’s Violence – National Public Radio

March 13, 2021Radio

For more than three years, northern Mozambique has been ravaged by violence and destruction, as a local Islamic insurgency has grown in intensity and brutality. More than 1,300 civilians have been killed, according to one estimate, and some 668,000 have been internally displaced — nearly half of whom are children. Journalists are not usually granted access to the area, but Neha Wadekar accompanied an aid group to Cabo Delgado in November and was able to speak to survivors of the brutal campaign. Wadekar spoke with host Scott Simon about the victims she met on her trip, the origins of the violence and the criticism that has been leveled against the government in Mozambique. Below are excerpts from the conversation, edited in parts for clarity and length.

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, 2021Articles

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.