Neha Wadekar

Facebook Employees Flag Drug Cartels and Human Traffickers. The Company’s Response Is Weak, Documents Show. – The Wall Street Journal (image)

Facebook Employees Flag Drug Cartels and Human Traffickers. The Company’s Response Is Weak, Documents Show. – The Wall Street Journal

September 16, 2021Articles

Employees raised alarms about how the site is used in developing countries, where its user base is already huge and expanding.

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.

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.

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, 2021Articles

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.