Mozambican Democracy

Elections in Southern Africa is usually one big party if you’re the ruling party and if you’re not in Zimbabwe. Take Mozambique, South Africa’s small neighbor to the northeast, where the rapper MC Roger sells record on the back of the electoral campaigns of the ruling Frelimo (they’ve governed uninterrupted since independence in 1975–the opposition is so bad and tainted). You may not be a Frelimo supporter–they won the elections at the end of last year–but you’ll tap your feet to this tune, “Mocambique sempre a subir” (Mozambique is always improving). Nice beat.

Via Anne Pitcher

Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs is on the international affairs faculty of The New School. He is the founder and chief editor of Africa is a Country.

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