Inspired to learn Portuguese by my father's collection of LPs from late 1960s Brazil. Lived in Brazil, Portugal and East Timor. I am an ex-aidworker, perpetual-novice anthropologist working on projects combining technology, communications and social transformation.
Latest posts by Janet Gunter from March, 2012
Angola: Violence Against Protest for Fair Elections
With the slogan: “Against Fraud in the Next Elections", the city of Luanda was again the stage for a protest on the morning of March 10. And again, according to some reports, the State made its strong arm felt, repressing violently a right of all citizens.
East Timor: Nation Loses a Treasured Political Elder
Online tributes pour in after the loss of one of East Timor's political elders, known affectionately as "Grandfather". Francisco "Avó" Xavier do Amaral was the declarer of independence in 1975, and returned to a free East Timor to serve in the Constituent Assembly and parliament. He was a three-time candidate for president.
Mozambique: Time lapse viral video of storm over Maputo
This video of a storm arriving over the city of Maputo has gone viral on Youtube, with over 450,000 views in just a few short weeks. Statistics show greatest numbers of views in Mozambique, South Africa, Japan and Portugal. Mozambique has been hit by a number of cyclones in recent...
Angola: Documentary “Death Metal Angola”
New York-based producers of a documentary called “Death Metal Angola”, about the emerging metal scene in Angola and a rock festival in the city of Huambo, are raising money for post-production costs on crowdfunding platform IndieGogo. The film's tagline: “The hardest hardcore is Angolan hardcore.”
Angola: Young video blogger goes off on what's “no good”
Young video blogger @DelvisBoy (Delvino Funetil) has started a series of video rants about Angolan pop culture called “Não Ta Bom#” (It's no good#). His simple rant about Facebook posted only days ago has had over 11,000 views – but he has ambitions of reaching a million.