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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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Constitutional changes and mistrust mark Angola's election announcement

The 2022 election is due to be held in August 2022, but is already causing debate among Angolans, especially due to mistrust over how the process has been managed.

Quilombola communities lament environmental damage of industry around Aratu Port, in Brazil’s Bahia State

Local residents report the disappearance of shellfish and mangroves, blaming factories for water pollution.

Down with the patriarchy: Transfeminist and non-binary Bolivians speak out on TikTok

La Pesada Subversiva hopes to "invade" online spaces with content about anti-patriarchal demands from the voices of the protagonists themselves.

COVID-19 kills Brazil's last Juma warrior

According to information obtained by Amazônia Real, Juma received medication promoted by Bolsonaro's government as "early treatment," but with no proven efficacy.

Portugal enters Euro football tournament with support from Angolan and Brazilian artists

The song officially belongs to Portuguese artist David Carreira, who alongside Ludmilla and Giulia Be (Brazil) and Preto Show (Angola), hopes for Portugal to win the Euro championship.

Approval of benefits for employees of the Assembly of the Republic causes protests in Mozambique

Other Mozambican civil servants do not enjoy the same benefits.

The legacy of militarism in Latin America's police: Shoot to kill

After a series of abuses, citizens demand reforms. Can Latin American police forces leave behind a long-held militaristic culture?

Burundi is releasing thousands from jail, but many political prisoners remain behind bars

The authorities seek to relieve pressure on the country's overcrowded jails as well as improve diplomatic relations, notably with Europe, which has imposed sanctions on Burundi following its controversial 2015 elections.

Meet Beatriz Gomes Dias, the teacher who could become the first black woman to govern Lisbon

Beatriz Gomes Dias, currently a member of parliament, was chosen to head the list of the Left Bloc in the local elections in Lisbon, scheduled for late this year.

Fresh attack in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado kills dozens and evacuates town

The blast was close to the site of Africa's largest natural gas processing operation, and exchange of fire between military and militancy continues.

Angola's new penal code, which decriminalizes homosexual relationships, comes into force

The new legislation was approved in 2019, but only ratified in December 2020. It replaces the old penal code of 1886 of the Portuguese colonial administration.

Abortion in Argentina: The struggle continues

Argentina's new law on abortion has sparked what seems to be the next historic struggle: to ensure its implementation. 

Mozambique’s President pardons young men who insulted him in viral video

One of the men was even arrested, and the case was widely discussed on social media.

Will Burundi's new government lift restrictions on its once-lively press?

Burundi's new president has recently offered an olive branch to suspended media as the government seeks to improve the country's international reputation.

Mozambican football back in action with the debut of all-women referee trio

Known as Moçambola, Mozambique's main professional football league restarted on 16 January after 10 months' suspension due to the pandemic.

In Guinea, President Alpha Condé takes his third term despite long-running controversy

Guinean president Alpha Condé succeeded in getting reelected for a third time by imposing a constitutional reform obtained in poll criticized by opposition and organizations.

Cyclone Chalane hit Mozambique, leaving much less damage than previous storms

The storm lost intensity before it hit the country. With memories still fresh of Cyclone IDAI, which left 600 dead in March 2019, Mozambicans feared the worst.

Despite attacks and threats, a Brazilian priest distributes aid to São Paulo's growing homeless population

A symbol of the struggle for rights for vulnerable people, Father Júlio Lancellotti's been sued by President Bolsonaro and has suffered attacks from a conservative candidate in São Paulo.

UN Security Council ends reporting on Burundi, but human rights monitors remain concerned

UN Security Council ended specific reporting on Burundi after several months of a new government, but human rights monitors remain concerned.

Angolan police repressed anti-government protests on Independence Day

As well as holding local elections, the demonstrators demanded the 500,000 jobs promised by President João Lourenço during his election campaign in 2017.

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