· April, 2008

Stories about Mozambique from April, 2008

Mozambique: On unemployment and the government responsibility

  30 April 2008

Basilio Muhate [pt] expatiates on the high unemployment rates in Mozambique and the role government play in it. “Bureaucracy also causes many problems in the labor market, mainly because of decisions that are not consistent with reality and real economy, where public spending (government spending) is often determined by political...

Lusosphera: Remembering the Carnation Revolution

  25 April 2008

On April 25 1974, 34 years today, Portugal's 40-year fascist dictatorship, the longest in the history of Western Europe, came to an end with the Carnation Revolution, which also brought independence for the remaining colonies in Africa and Asia. Today Portuguese speaking bloggers from all over the world comment and celebrate.

Mozambique: Connecting to the mobile web

  21 April 2008

David writes connecting to the mobile web in Mozambique: “This morning I helped a Mozambican colleague get set up with Yahoo! Mail. He’s pretty hip on the mobile media side of his phone. He knows how to connect to the Internet and visit web pages. But setting him up with...

Mozambique: On the new statutory minimum wage

  17 April 2008

Basilio Muhate [pt] talks briefly about the consensus reached by Mozambique's trade unions and the employers’ associations in the negotiations for a new statutory minimum wage in eight of the nine sectors defined by the government. “If indeed there has been a consensus, it is a good step from the...

Mozambique: Cell phone and society

  11 April 2008

Sociologist Elísio Macamo [pt] is working on an interesting series of posts about cell phone use in Mozambique. There have been five articles so far, starting with this introduction to the series last Monday: “The mobile phone, I suggest, has become the way of negotiating individuality and sense of community...

Mozambique: Reflecting on the news

  6 April 2008

“In my humble opinion it is necessary that news reporters reflect seriously on the kind of news they offer to society. When absence of facts starts to become rule rather than exception in the news, who do we serve as communicators? Consumers? With no facts or objectivity in addressing the...