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The Red Millionaire

From the memoirs of Jacinto Veloso, the former head of Mozambique’s intelligence services, comes a beautiful anecdote about Jean-Baptiste Doumeng, the famed Red Millionaire. Doumeng was a French Communist who made a fortune selling surplus butter and beef to the … Continue reading

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Planning without planners

For more than a year now, a group of researchers has been conducting an expansive study of houses and households in Maputo’s suburbs. By “suburbs” I mean the part of the city where not so long ago most homes were … Continue reading

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