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Liam Anderson

Liam studied Social Anthropology and then a Master’s in International Affairs. He has written articles on security, transparency, and human rights, appearing in websites including Think Africa Press, openDemocracy, Asia Times, Global Voices, and the Guardian.

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30 June 2020

Mexican feminists and workers’ rights defenders faced wave of arrests in June

Various threats, arrests, and detentions happened in under 15 days.

29 June 2020

In Brazil, COVID-19 death rate for black community is higher than for other populations

COVID-19

A study by Agência Pública shows that deaths and hospitalizations among black people with COVID-19 rose at a faster rate than among white people in Brazil.

10 June 2020

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza unexpectedly dies, but the political party continues

COVID-19

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza unexpectedly died, but the CNDD-FDD political party — in power since 2005 — continues.

22 May 2020

Burundi voted — but will the political situation change?

COVID-19

Burundians voted on May 20 for a new president, with official results expected next week. The new president will face pressing questions on international relations, media repression, inclusive economic policies and...

15 May 2020

In Burundi, four journalists jailed for months await appeal

Advox

The four jailed journalists with Iwacu were accused of threatening state security on the basis of a WhatsApp message sent as a dry joke while reporting on a rebel attack.

28 April 2020

New video gives clues about motives behind attacks in northern Mozambique

Recorded in Ntchinga village, the video shows the armed group bearing an Islamic State flag and a leader addressing the local people in Kimwan and Kiswahili languages, resembling a rally.

23 April 2020

In Colombia, solidarity movements multiply during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19

Almost half of Colombia's population depend on informal work.

16 April 2020

Even with a law, São Paulo's municipalities are not fulfilling citizens’ right of access to information

Using Brazil's Law on Access to Information, Agência Mural asked 39 municipalities about their current objectives: Many ignored the requests, and the majority which replied did not send clear data.

10 April 2020

Ahead of contentious elections, Burundi faces its first COVID-19 cases

COVID-19

The upcoming election in Burundi has been surrounded by concerns over security and transparency. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic poses another public safety concern.

31 March 2020

An Angolan isolation centre for those repatriated lacks screening, space, and even toilet paper

COVID-19

"We were crowded and there was nobody to give us information or establish any control procedures. They only measured our temperature on arrival, nothing more."

28 February 2020

YouTuber in Mozambique kidnapped after denouncing a self-proclaimed prophet

Advox

In some of his YouTube videos, the user "Beleza em pessoa" criticized Mozambican prophets.

3 February 2020

Newly elected Mozambican MP who lacks upper limbs plans to focus on education

"I believe that by being here in the great chamber I will encourage and inspire many people by the things I will do during my mandate."

27 January 2020

Justice elusive for nine victims of funk party police raid in São Paulo favela

Nine residents of São Paulo favelas died during a military police operation in Paraisópolis in early December 2019.

16 January 2020

New privacy law in Mozambique threatens freedom of expression, activists say

Advox

New legislation criminalizes all types of invasion of privacy via mobile phones, and the publication of images or videos of third parties without their consent.

23 December 2019

Family members preserve the memory of a worker killed during Brazil's dictatorship

In 1979, Santo was handing out pamphlets outside a São Paulo factory during a protest when he was killed by being shot in the back by police.

10 December 2019

Civil society criticizes the arrest of 18 political delegates in Mozambique

Political delegates of the New Democracy party were arrested, accused of carrying fake credentials.

9 December 2019

Morna, a music style from Cabo Verde, recognized as World Heritage

Cesária Évora was one of the genre's best-known interpreters.

27 November 2019

Activists in Angola continue to face repression for online and offline activities

Advox

Online activists in Angola risk tough reactions from authorities, particularly when their activities are connected to offline activism.

13 November 2019

In Mozambique, Frelimo's landslide electoral victory rejected by opposition

Frelimo also elected 184 out of 250 seats of the unicameral legislative and all 10 provincial governors.

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