Neha Wadekar

Tensions simmer in Kenya as candidate who lost presidential election contests vote count – PBS NewsHour (image)

Tensions simmer in Kenya as candidate who lost presidential election contests vote count – PBS NewsHour

August 17, 2022Videos

Kenyans went to the polls last week in an election widely hailed as one of the most transparent and peaceful in the nation’s history, a major milestone for a country that has experienced significant post-election violence in past years. But the losing candidate, Raila Odinga, has refused to concede and he may challenge the results in court. I reported from Nairobi.

Kenyans prepare to vote for a president after divisive race – PBS NewsHour (image)

Kenyans prepare to vote for a president after divisive race – PBS NewsHour

August 9, 2022Videos

** With exclusive interviews with President Elect William Ruto and Raila Odinga **

Kenyans will go to the polls on Tuesday to select a new president. In a nation with a history of contested and violent elections, this is the first time a member of the politically dominant Kikuyu tribe is not running. And many claim this is Kenya’s first election in which class plays a greater role than ethnicity. My report with Jack Hewson.

Mozambicans fleeing IS-affiliated insurgents feel failed by government, exploited by big business – PBS NewsHour (image)

Mozambicans fleeing IS-affiliated insurgents feel failed by government, exploited by big business – PBS NewsHour

September 30, 2021Videos

The Southeast African nation of Mozambique is being terrorized by “Al Shabaab,” an ISIS-affiliated insurgency that has killed 3,000 people and displaced many more. With the support of the Pulitzer Center, special correspondent Neha Wadekar and filmmaker Ed Ram report from Mozambique on the drivers of this conflict.

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.

Hologic Panther – ITN (image)

Hologic Panther – ITN

December 1, 2020Videos

The Hologic Panther can help test more blood samples more quickly, allowing HIV positive patients to know their viral loads so they can better manage their conditions.

The Child Brides of Climate Change – TIME Magazine (image)

The Child Brides of Climate Change – TIME Magazine

August 13, 2020Videos

Video by Vania Turner, produced by Neha Wadekar and Will Swanson. With support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Climate Change Drives Gender-Based Violence in Somaliland – Voice of America (image)

Climate Change Drives Gender-Based Violence in Somaliland – Voice of America

March 30, 2020Videos

Climate change is driving gender-based violence among rural communities in the breakaway region of Somaliland, according to the charity Oxfam. In times of increasing drought, women travel further to find water and other needs, raising the risk of sexual violence.  Similarly, men unable to support their families too often take out their frustration on their family. 

Somaliland Women Find Opportunities, Risks Adapting to Drought – Voice of America (image)

Somaliland Women Find Opportunities, Risks Adapting to Drought – Voice of America

March 27, 2020Videos

After years of devastating droughts, many rural families in the breakaway territory of Somaliland are migrating to urban centers. To survive, some women are going into business, challenging traditional gender roles that have long defined the workforce. 

Center Works to Empower Yemen’s Women and Girls – Voice of America (image)

Center Works to Empower Yemen’s Women and Girls – Voice of America

May 13, 2019Videos

Yemen’s four years of devastating civil war have taken the hardest toll on women and girls. Many have become widowed and must support their families alone without the needed skills or education. In one remote desert village, the U.S. aid group International Rescue Committee has established a center for teaching skills and empowerment to vulnerable women and girls. 

Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis Worsens – Voice of America (image)

Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis Worsens – Voice of America

January 8, 2019Videos

As the conflict in Yemen rages on, Yemen’s humanitarian crisis worsens.