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Pernille Baerendtsen · February, 2019

I've written for Global Voices since about 2008. Mainly on issues related to East Africa and South Sudan.

​In 2017, I completed an MA in African Studies from University of Copenhagen. On 1 November 2019, I started a PhD which aims at unpacking local discourse on humanitarianism expressed in everyday life in a refugee-hosting community in Tanzania.

I have lived and travelled extensively in the Balkans and in East Africa in connection with work spread out over 20 years in development, media and activism, often in refugee-hosting and post-conflict areas.

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Latest posts by Pernille Baerendtsen from February, 2019

5 February 2019

An owl refuses to leave Tanzanian parliament. What does it all mean?

The owl appeared while legislators were signing a controversial amendment limiting opposition voices in Tanzania. Could the owl be an omen signaling the death of democracy in Tanzania?