Recently, me and Swedish journalist and author Karin Alfredsson did a story for the Swedish magazine Forskning & Framsteg (Science & Progress). The story is about the chief system and tradition in southern Africa. The photos are from Zambia’s eastern province where we met Chief Ndake and from Cazizi village in northern where we met Regulo (chief) Fabiao Omar Lucavanga.
Hulene is Maputo’s only landfill. About 1 600 tonnes of garbage is dumped here daily, overflowing the walls of the dump and spreading into the surrounding residential area.This is also the workplace for the less fortunate, who are scavenging around broken glass, toxic flames and empty cans is search for food and materials that could be sold. Hulene is the result of decades of uncontrolled urbanisation. I visited the dump together with Amor, an organisation that actively promotes recycling in Mozambique. Head […]
Maputo, Mozambique The Vila Algarve belonged to the International and State Defence Police (PIDE) during Portuguese colonial rule. It was where political prisoners and others accused of conspiring to harm the regime were taken for interrogation and torture. There are claims that several individuals were executed in the building. The building has changed ownership several times and is currently a residence for the homeless. There is an ongoing debate on what should happen to this extraordinary building, some want to […]