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Dércio Tsandzana

Using blogs since 2008. He begins writing articles motivated by his interest in debates and conferences about Freedom of the Press.

His first article was published in Jornal Notícias (Mozambique) in 2012, and in 2013 – began writing for other national and international newspapers as well.

He joined in 2013 the ‘Olho do Cidadão’ – citizen's movement in Mozambique, constituted by a Platform of Bloggers who exercise their citizenship through the Citizen-Journalist concept, reporting, photographing and intervening in the problems of their society.

Master in Political Science at the University of Bordeaux (Sciences Po Bordeaux) in France, he is (now) PhD Candidate in Political Science at the same Univeristy.

Personal website – www.tsandzana.com

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Latest posts by Dércio Tsandzana

11 February 2019

Mozambicans demand justice on government debt scandal

"The illegal debts burden our people and push our youth to unemployment and marginality."

6 February 2019

#FreeAmade: Journalist arrested and tortured after reporting on violence in northern Mozambique

Advox

The journalist was detained by Mozambican police while reporting a story in Cabo Delgado.

1 February 2019

Portugal grapples with its own racism after video of police brutality goes viral

Many reactions were observed on social media, some in support of the immigrants and others who think the police's handling of the situation was appropriate.

19 December 2018

For the first time, an Angolan president meets with the government's staunchest critics

The meeting appears to signal a pivot from his predecessor José Eduardo dos Santos, whose administration was notorious for the ill-treatment of activists, journalists, and international NGOs.

15 December 2018

An all-female flight crew makes history in Mozambique

For the first time in the country's civil aviation history, an airplane was operated entirely by women.

30 November 2018

Former Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos accused of corruption by his successor

João Lourenço said in a interview with a Portuguese newspaper that he found the state's coffers empty when he took office in 2017.

15 November 2018

Mozambique’s new China-funded Maputo-KaTembe bridge, the longest in Africa, comes with high tolls

At 785 million US dollars, the bridge is the most expensive infrastructure project undertaken in Mozambique since its independence in 1975.

6 November 2018

Angolans react to government's new law-and-order initiative

"The most important rescue by the state would be to provide the conditions to guarantee decent jobs"

29 October 2018

A Mozambique surfwear retailer thought is was a good idea to name their store “Hitler”—Netizens disagreed

The "Hitler" store, which seems to have been in business since early October, is located in one of the largest shopping centers in the country.

13 October 2018

Mozambicans react: decriminalisation of marijuana in South Africa

South Africa is a major destination for young Mozambicans for jobs and studies, and many were left wondering how the ruling will affect them.

1 October 2018

Operation Leave Home: a new social media trend encourages young Angolans to fly the coop

"At this moment, I am on the street crying without knowing where to go."

21 September 2018

Journalist's expulsion from restaurant leads to debate about racism in Angola

"...racism in Angola is nothing new; however, people prefer to pretend nothing is happening."

13 August 2018

The capture of Mozambique’s notorious criminal Nini Satar meets sceptical public reaction

"Ms Prosecutor, is somebody on conditional release a fugitive?"

6 August 2018

Landmark ruling in Angola acquits journalist Rafael Marques of all charges

Advox

While Marques had been brought to court on previous occasions, this was the first time he was formally acquited.

27 June 2018

In long-awaited victory, Angola's only LGBT association receives legal recognition

"Now we are legal and we can speak with property owners without any fear, we can conduct and continue our activities legally, because we will pay the state's quota."

8 June 2018

The death of Afonso Dhlakama: Mozambique's legendary politician and ex-guerilla leaves a legacy

Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama was "a hero for some and a villain, maybe even the devil, for others. The reasons for considering him as one or the other are fair."

23 April 2018

Angolan authorities bring journalist Rafael Marques back to court, for investigating corruption

Advox

A journalist best known for exposing human rights violations in the diamond trade, Marques is not the only target of the Angolan regime.

8 March 2018

“You Just Killed Me”: The Internet Meme Defying Angola’s Government

"More than a sharp protest against degrading living conditions of Luanda's slums, 'you just killed me' is also a performance act that fits perfectly into the world of contemporary art".

8 January 2018

Angolans Left Snickering After Post-Launch Glitch in Country's First Satellite

"Launching a satellite into space while on the ground there is no medicine, food, quality education, healthcare worthy of that name...seems to me a terrible irrationality"

21 December 2017

Africa's Richest Woman Dismissed From Angola’s National Oil Company — Is This the End of Dos Santos’ Power?

Is this the beginning of Africa's richest woman -- and the Dos Santos clans downfall?

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