Tagged: History

Austria in the history of Maputo

Readers from Austria who are interested in history will wonder with surprise what role their country and an “English lieutenant colonel in Austrian service” I mentioned in 1777 play in the history of Lourenço...

Mozambique: The President (Samora Machel)

For some years now, the #BlackLivesMatter movement has been gaining increasing importance in the USA. Connected with this is an ever-growing awareness of the issues arising around the movement of equal opportunities for all...

Ethiopia – Dawn

On 11.10.2019 it became known that the Ethiopian head of government Abiy Ahmed will receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The main reason is his commitment to solving the border conflict with Eritrea, Ethiopia’s neighbour,...

Madgermanes in Mozambique. A personal story.

In the context of the conference “Respekt und Anerkennung” [Respect and Recognition] in February 2019 in Magdeburg, the topic of the “Madgermanes”, Mozambican contract workers in the GDR, was one of the focal points....

The Cultural Relations of Mozambique and the GDR

The following article is the long version of an article written for the magazine “Melodie & Rhythmus“. Recently I was asked to contribute to the cultural connections of the GDR with African countries due...

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