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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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17 October 2017

Mozambicans Want to Know If Militant Group al-Shabaab Was Behind Police Post Attacks

"*MOZAMBICAN BROTHERS*…Do not fall in the trap, do not fall for the bait of the exploiter… What happened in the north of the country aims to create war..."

10 October 2017

Burundian Refugees Face a Difficult Choice: Stay in Overburdened Camps or Return to Uncertainty

Some refugees are beginning to return, but the core problems of political and economic insecurity that led so many to flee remain unresolved. Life in camps, meanwhile, is challenging.

9 October 2017

Art Exhibitions Fall Into the Crosshairs of Brazilian Conservatives

"Not even in the period of the dictatorship was an exhibition with 263 works by 85 artists closed."

27 September 2017

Brazil’s Belo Monte Hydroelectric Plant License Is Suspended Again

The works are frozen until the hydroelectric plant improves the resettlement housing for the hundreds of displaced families in Altamira, Pará, Brazil.

22 September 2017

Mozambique's President Answers Citizens’ Questions Online, but Avoids Difficult Ones

"Questions and criticism, although they may be badly formed and cause us some irritation at first, are better than compliments, because they oblige us to reflect."

31 August 2017

‘Massacre’ of Suspected Gang Members Has Mozambicans Asking: What's the Role of Police?

Police maintained their intention was "to neutralize" the men, who died in a shootout. Some Mozambicans were quick to say police shouldn't be in the business of killing people.

30 August 2017

Provisional Election Results Show Angola's Longtime Ruling Party Is Staying Put

On 23 August, more than 9 million Angolans were called to elect the new president.

6 August 2017

A Retired Teacher and Granddaughter of Slaves Gives Her Personal Account of Racism in Modern Brazil

Diva Guimarães asked for the microphone during a literature festival and recounted her experience with how Brazil treats the black population. Video of her talk went viral.

5 August 2017

Angolan Activists Create a Platform To Monitor Presidential Elections

"...All of us complain of malpractice and electoral irregularities, so it is necessary that everybody acts as election monitors and remains alert."

28 July 2017

Videos Document Torture of Ruby Miners in Mozambique

In the images shared on social media, flagged by Facebook as sensitive, the seriousness of the torture the miners were subjected to in Namanhumbir’s ruby mines is obvious.

5 July 2017

Many Mozambicans Aren't on Board With a Minister's Idea of Using Old Buses as Classrooms

"I have nothing against recycling, but to suggest that the children of the poor be squeezed into the old buses from the companies’ trash..."

26 June 2017

An Angolan Governor Loses His Job After Criticizing His Own Political Party in an Interview

Isaac Maria dos Anjos, ex-governor of the Angolan provínce of Benguela, is famous for his criticisms of the ruling MPLA party.

21 June 2017

With Public Finances Under Strain, Mozambique’s Government Approves Purchase of Luxury Cars for Deputies

"We should not make the Assembly of the Republic a big jackpot, where the popular vote is seen as a lottery house."

16 June 2017

Witch Doctors’ Latest Victims Are Bald Men in Mozambique, Police Say

"[I would like] a nation where the people looked for honest jobs and did not have to hurt or even take the lives of others," one blogger wrote.

8 June 2017

A Mozambican Politician Who Was Imprisoned for Corruption Returns to His Post After Release

"I do not believe that somebody should be rewarded like this, somebody who has at some point seriously offended the state."

4 June 2017

In a Much-Criticized Display of Wealth, the Angolan President's Son Spent Half a Million Euros at a Charity Auction

"...being the son of who you are, we suspect that this money came out of the state coffers, that is to say it is our money..."

21 April 2017

A São Paulo City Councilor Surprised Schools With an Inspection for ‘Leftist Indoctrination’

Fernando Holiday was inspired by the Escola Sem Partido (School Without Party) campaign, which divides opinion in Brazil.

19 April 2017

Burundi's Political Instability Is Worsening the Country's Food Crisis

While the whole of East Africa has been hit with a serious food crisis due to extreme weather, Burundi's political volatility has made the situation worse.

13 April 2017

Two Mozambican Universities Want to Ban Short Skirts and Dreadlocks

"If the students follow these rules, it is because they don’t have the balls to assert their human rights, and they deserve the university where they study".

22 March 2017

Angola Is on Its Way to Ban Abortion Entirely and Women Are Fighting Back

Angola could join the handful of countries in the world which currently ban abortion in all cases.

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