The Islamic State’s Signing Bonus
The group may be defeated in Syria and Iraq, but joining it still offers major dividends to local jihadis in Africa.
Why Experts Ignore Terrorism in Africa
If the world really cares about the continent’s future, it will start paying attention now.
Mozambique’s Forgotten Insurgency
Militants and mercenaries have killed thousands in the country’s north—and the government has done little to halt the violence.
Energy Transition Is the Future. National Oil Companies Are Betting on the Past.
State-owned oil companies are on the verge of investing $400 billion in projects incompatible with the Paris Agreement. If they fail, it could spark an emerging market debt crisis.
A U.N. Agency Lauded for Its Work Faces a Funding Shortage
The World Food Program will need more than a Nobel Prize to feed the millions who are newly food-insecure.
Mozambique Can’t Contain Its Insurgency Alone
Without a coherent counterterrorism strategy or regional assistance, the odds are stacked against the Mozambican military.
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.
Africa Meets Pandemic With Violence, Confusion
The coronavirus arrived late to the continent, but the early responses could backfire.
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.
In Africa, All Jihad Is Local
The rush to link regional groups to the Islamic State could make militancy worse.
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.
Mozambique’s Invisible Civil War
The government says everything’s fine. But that’s not what we heard from its victims.
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.”
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.
Mozambique’s bonanza feeds evidence of a coming cleaner China
Mozambique's bonanza feeds evidence of a coming cleaner China