Traditional roles: girls in Mozambique are taught from a young age to be housewives. But some young women are finding the strength to forge their own paths.

A second chance

Rebecca Cooke meets young women in Mozambique who are defying the odds and resisting child marriage.

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NI 501 - Populism rises again - April, 2017
Life-saving rats

Life-saving rats

Invaluable mine-clearers - who'd have thought?

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Matawa First Nations

Touch the earth

As reserves dwindle and demand balloons, resource companies are pushing into more remote regions and onto indigenous land. Jen Wilton tours seven hotspots where native people are demanding the right to decide what happens on their ancestral territory.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014
‘Don’t mess’: the proud owner of a certificate that recognizes the land rights of the Chicoco community in Cuamba, Niassa.

Securing the global commons

The land rush started back in 2008. It has not gone unnoticed – or unchallenged.

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NI 462 - Land grabs - May, 2013
Villagers gather in Cazizi where the company Chikweti Forests has encroached on their lands.

Cazizi village holds its ground

Forestry companies want to carve up Mozambique’s northern highlands. Peasant farmers and their allies are working to hold them accountable. Hazel Healy investigates.

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NI 462 - Land grabs - May, 2013
Small-scale farmers like this rice-grower,  account for 23 per cent of Mozambique’s GDP.

Invest in small farmers

With proceeds from hydrocarbons set to roll in, Mozambique has a unique opportunity to reverse the fortunes of its smallholders. Land activist Diamantino Nhampossa makes the case.

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NI 462 - Land grabs - May, 2013
‘They'll have to kill us first’. The land of villagers in Kitica, Cabo Delgado province, is under threat from a local landgrabber. They pose with machete, hoe and a coil of homegrown tobacco, the trappings of home – and self defence. Photo: Hazel Healy

The smallholders’ last stand

A visit to Mozambique dispels any notion that big business is going to ‘feed Africa’. Hazel Healy reports on a land rush in full swing.

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NI 462 - Land grabs - May, 2013

Dying for a soup

An estimated 73 million sharks are slaughtered every year for their fins, with 110 species now facing extinction, reports Claire C.

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NI 446 - Nature's defenders - October, 2011
‘More than 100,000 mines have been destroyed since 1994.’

Helen Gray

Female de-miners in Mozambique

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NI 427 - Terror takeover - November, 2009

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Populism rises again April, 2017
Global banking now May, 2015
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Land grabs May, 2013
Land grabs May, 2013
Land grabs May, 2013
Land grabs May, 2013
Nature's defenders October, 2011
Terror takeover November, 2009
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