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Soldiers from the Mozambican army in Mocímboa da Praia in 2018

Mozambique Can’t Contain Its Insurgency Alone

Without a coherent counterterrorism strategy or regional assistance, the odds are stacked against the Mozambican military.

Soldiers from the Mozambican army patrol Mocimboa da Praia, Mozambique, on March 7, 2018, following October’s two-day attack by suspected Islamists.

Mozambique’s Insurgency Is a Regional Problem

Rising extremist violence in the country’s oil-rich north threatens stability in southern Africa—and requires a coordinated response.

Commuters stand in a line to curb the spread of the coronavirus as they proceed to board a ferry at the Likoni ferry terminal in Mombasa, Kenya, on March 27.

Africa Meets Pandemic With Violence, Confusion

The coronavirus arrived late to the continent, but the early responses could backfire.

Children play in front of a house destroyed by Cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique, on March 27, 2019.

Mozambique Is a Failed State. The West Isn’t Helping It.

Donor countries and international organizations are propping up a corrupt government rather than criticizing it—leaving millions of Mozambicans mired in poverty.

Members of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo stand guard after an alleged attack by the Allied Democratic Forces rebels in Beni on Nov. 11, 2018.

In Africa, All Jihad Is Local

The rush to link regional groups to the Islamic State could make militancy worse.

An Oryx helicopter from the South African National Defence Force flies a relief airdrop mission over the flooded area around Beira, Mozambique, on March 20. International aid agencies raced to rescue survivors and meet spiraling humanitarian needs in three countries battered by Cyclone Idai. (Maryke Vermaak/AFP/Getty Images)

Cyclone Idai: Mapping Mozambique’s Catastrophic ‘Inland Ocean’

The historic tropical storm killed hundreds and left an area of more than 800 square miles covered in water.

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Mozambique’s Invisible Civil War

The government says everything’s fine. But that’s not what we heard from its victims.

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The Blood Rubies of Montepuez

Some 40 percent of the world’s rubies lie in one mining concession in Mozambique, where a troubling pattern of violence and death contradicts the claim of “responsibly sourced.”

A nurse at an anti-retroviral clinic in Emmaus hospital in the town of Winterton, Kwazulu-Natal region, South Africa explains to a patient (up) how she should take anti-retroviral drugs on March 11, 2008. Emmaus hospital, nestled among the majestic Drakensberg mountains in the AIDS-stricken province is one of several rural hospitals recording astonishing successes in ARV-treatment, having already hit ambitious targets set for 2011. After the cabinet adopted on May 4, 2007 a five-year AIDS plan which aimed to halve new infections by 2011 and have 80 percent of patients on treatment, South Africa's once sluggish and embarassing AIDS response has taken new shape. AFP PHOTO / Alexander Joe (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Dreams of an AIDS-Free Generation

But if Washington doesn’t put more money behind its ambitious rhetoric, HIV could make a major comeback. An investigation on the front line of the disease.

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