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About the author

  • Neha Wadekar

    Neha Wadekar is a freelance multimedia journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her reporting focuses on politics, humanitarian news, and women’s affairs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Neha’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, CNN, Foreign Policy, Reuters, and others. Neha is a 2018 International Women in Media Fellow, a 2018 Global Women’s Initiative Fellow with the Fuller Project for International Reporting, and a 2016 Overseas Press Club Fellow.