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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

28 August 2019

Mozambique signs third peace accord amid divisions in opposition and public indifference

While the ceremony that ended Mozambique's third civil war took place, the majority of Maputo's residents were at work, or trapped in the capital’s chaotic traffic.

20 August 2019

Mozambique pushes for SIM card registration, raising privacy concerns

Advox

The measure would make it easier for the authorities to identify the owners of registered SIM cards.

13 August 2019

Who are the presidential candidates in Mozambique's October elections?

On July 31, Mozambique's Constitutional Council approved four candidates: Filipe Nyusi, Ossufo Momade, Daviz Simango and Mário Albino.

6 August 2019

Mozambique criminalizes child marriage

According to one study, Mozambique is the 11th country in the world with the highest rate of child marriages.

4 July 2019

For the first time, an Angolan basketball player will join the NBA

Bruno Fernando, 21 years old, will join the team Philadelphia 76ers.

18 June 2019

Mozambicans celebrate after the state's infamous ‘hidden debts’ are declared null

On 4 June, Mozambique’s Constitutional Council, declared null the guarantees from the Mozambican state for debts acquired by public companies following a petition by civil society organizations.

20 May 2019

Mozambican contestant won world bodybuilding competition in Hong Kong

Saraiva is a renowned figure for bodybuilders in Mozambique.

14 April 2019

For the first time in the country's history, a woman will lead a public university in Mozambique

As dean of a public university, her position is equivalent to that of a minister in Mozambique.

4 April 2019

Pope Francis to visit Mozambique in September, during election campaigning

Mozambique will hold elections in October and is still recovering from a cyclone which virtually destroyed Beira, the second largest city.

13 March 2019

What do we know about Mozambique's next general elections?

In October 2019, Mozambique will elect provincial governors for the first time in its history. Previously, they were nominated by the president.

23 February 2019

Mozambican's garbage-themed act wows audiences on Italian TV talent show

When explaining his performance to the jurors, Amós mentioned Hulene, Maputo's single waste disposal site where a garbage slide in 2018 killed 16 people.

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.

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