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Afrobarometer Presentation on Federalism & the Constitution.

2020.09.05 07:25 Scrollerium Afrobarometer Presentation on Federalism & the Constitution.

Afrobarometer Presentation on Federalism & the Constitution.
Addis Abeba, September 03/2020 – A new survey released on August 25 by Afrobarometer, a pan-African research network, revealed that Ethiopians (61%) embrace a federal system as opposed to a unitary form of government. When it comes of the type of federalism, “49% prefer the current federalism delimitation; (Rural resident prefer this method); and 48% prefer geographic federalism (urban residents favor this form of demarcation); 37% prefer a unitary form of government.”
Furthermore, “Large majorities say that the Constitution should be amended – rather than replaced or maintained as it is –to reflect the needs of contemporary Ethiopia and that ordinary citizens should be consulted during the review process,” Afrobarometer said in a statement.
However, unlike the deliberate confusion created during reporting from various local media houses, the survey reveals the amendment was favored only to incorporate three progressive agendas: Designating additional working languages for the federal government (73%); Limiting the prime minister to serving a maximum of two terms (68%); and Establishing a Constitutional Court separate from the House of Federation, which is currently vested with the power to interpret the Constitution (55%).
The most consequential results of the survey indicate that 50% of those surveyed want to maintain the guarantee of Article 39 on the rights of nations, nationalities, and peoples to self-determination, secession, and establishment of their own regional state government; while only 43% of those surveyed support removing it.
Similarly, the survey result in another hotly contested topic showed that “Fewer than four in 10 Ethiopians (37%) want to remove the emblem at the center of the national flag, while a majority (52%) are opposed to its removal,” said the result of the survey.
The survey comes in the midst of heated debates on whether Ethiopia should keep the current multinational federalism, adopted in 1995; and whether the emblem at the center of the Ethiopian national flag should be removed.
Of these surveyed 49% say the federalism should continue to be delimited, based on “ethnicity”, a term used frequently in the survey albeit it never appears in the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE), whose preamble begins with: “We, the Nations, Nationalities and Peoples of Ethiopia.”
And the survey results further indicate that 69% of Ethiopians prefer the current constitution to be upheld with amendments recommended only on three areas which are “adding additional working languages, limiting the Prime Minister’s terms and establishing a constitutional court separate from the house of federation.” While 18% want the constitution untouched and a minority (11%) want it discarded completely.
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2013.03.02 08:29 tabledresser [Table] IAmA European Engineer who moved to Africa to repair bridges. I’ve survived malaria, basically dodged an 18-wheeler truck falling from a bridge 15 m high, faced a spitting snake, and struggle daily with water. Last week I needed trash bags and learnt I can only buy them 90 km away. AMAA.

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Do you think any real difference can be made? I've been hearing of people trying to help the region for as long as I could think of, yet it never seems to get better. So I guess my real question is do you see any fruit from what you've sown? >"A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.
>She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”
>The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied,
>“Well, I made a difference to that one!”
Answering your last question, yes, I do.
Great answer. You're pretty.
What thing have you worked on that make you most proud and why? Breaking social barriers.
I could spend a whole day telling you about interesting experiences I've had in this regard. One guy went and named his son after me just because I told him not to call me "boss" (context: I'm white and Africans often use this term for whites).
Patrão? Sim, infelizmente.
What's been your best experience so far? Pfff, where to begin. Possibly last week actually. I am a Bahai (that's a religion). I found a couple of fellow Bahais here when I arrived, and last week we were talking and one of them commented that he's been by himself (i.e., no other Bahais around) for years - he said "I was so lonely that at night in bed I would often cry". He just became emotional and was really happy that "once again I get to spend some time with my fellow Bahais".
I don't think most people can relate to it, and I could share a more relatable experience, but this may just take the cake for "best experience" so far. There are so many though.
What's been your worst experience so far? Either the malaria experience or dealing with that fallen truck / dead passenger.
The malaria experience was freaky because one minute I was feeling fine, 5 hours later I couldn't stand on my feet. It's a bit scary considering how very remote my location is (i.e., no proper healthcare available anywhere nearby).
Were you born and raised in europe with that religion? Where are your parent's from? In the Bahai faith parents don't "pass the religion" onto their children. Children are encouraged to make their own independent and free investigations of reality.
This being said, yes, my Parents are both Bahai (and originally Persian). The Bahai faith, meanwhile, is the first or second most geographically dispersed and diverse religion in the world (according to Encyclopedia Brittanica, last time I checked).
I'm non-religious, but my sister is Bahai. I went to a few meetings at the Bahai center she goes to, and everyone seemed very nice. I'm glad you found some people of a shared faith with whom you can talk. :) Your comment was so... inclusive. Thank you.
This is great I'm currently reading this in Haifa... Right next to the Bahai world center :) Haaa, awesome! Enjoy! Are you a Bahai on pilgrimage? Or just live there?
Cxu vi parolas esperante? Hmmm... no?
Are you working on a Bahai development project? I am not. However, together with the few other Bahais I've found here, we're trying to establish what in the Bahai community is often called "core activities": e.g., classes for children, where they are taught the virtues of generosity, compassion, etc.
A person who is also of Persian decent! Hi. Heyo!
Make sure you also teach them that 'non-virtues' (anger, envy, hate, etc.) are normal and don't make them 'bad'; just human. It's how we express those feelings. Making children feel shame for being human is destructive. Full on, brotha.
Sahba , I am persian and born Muslim ( althought I dont belive in religons ) , From one Persian to another Bahai Persian, I love you and wish you bests. now the question , do you do this for charity or is it just your work location , If you had a choice would you prefer working in IRAN ? My dear brother, I am so touched by your kind words. As you know the Bahais in Iran are very strongly persecuted by the regime. Just last month my cousin was thrown in jail - just for being a Bahai. So I am very touched by your very kind words. I love you too and wish you all the very best.
I have never been to Iran as I am also a Bahai and it's complicated, as you know. But I am very eager to visit the country. I speak farsi fluently and many stories told my grandparents/parents are very dear to me.
As for your question, I came here very much inspired by the Bahai philosophy of trying to serve mankind as best as we can.
You guys are beautiful. You're quite attractive yourself.
It's hard to believe even though the world is so advanced there are still people that are just... stupid. Throw people in jail because he thinks differently? It's far more prevalent than you know.
Thank you so much for such a detailed answer. I actually work with a development organization at my university and I've learned quite a bit about 'dead aid' and other reasons why most aid is quite ineffective. It can definitely be discouraging to read about and to see so much failure in an industry, but I still think that if aid is given intelligently to grassroots organizations that are working with and enabling their African partners, it can be effective. If you're willing to answer another question, I would be very interested in hearing what your opinion is about foreign investment in developing countries. Do you think that investing in African companies and buying African products would help bring people out of poverty? I mean, we invest in our own country's companies and buy our own local products to support our own economies, so do you think consumers could play a role in alleviating poverty by buying African-made products? Or do you think that would create more harm than good? I'm going to sleep but wanted you to know I intend to answer your question tomorrow. It deserves some reflection.
Overpaying for the 5 bags would've taught the same lesson without being an asshat. For the record, I'm not saying this story is the perfect example of aid for me. It's just a useful story for how "unorthodox" it is, and it sparks thought and discussion.
What are the craziest things you have seen since you moved to Africa? most horrifying, most unbelievable and funniest. three of them please, I want no stone unturned. Most horrifying: helping extract the dead body from the truck who plunged down from the bridge. His body was all messed up. We weren't sure if he was dead already, but after we removed him the police just picked him up like a sack of potatoes and threw him onto the back of a truck and took him away. I'm sure he died. That night I REALLY wanted to go home.
Most unbelievable: maybe the night sky. I've been here almost a year but I still gasp every time I see a clear sky. It's just... unbelievable.
Funniest: so many... once I asked a local if the rivers would have too many snakes during the rainy season (as we work by the rivers). He said "no, no, don't worry, no snakes in the rivers". Then, after a pause, he said "only crocodiles". Or maybe when I saw an 18-wheeler truck speeding down the road, fully loaded with cargo, and on top of the whole cargo was standing a... goat. It looked scared shitless, poor thing. I laughed so hard.
I chuckled at the goat story. Just picturing him up there all like "what the fuuuck" Sometimes I think of that poor goat and laugh. It was like 500 meters away but I swear I think I could see its eyeballs sticking out like "what the fuuuck". It was just so... FROZEN, like it didn't dare move. I mean, think about it, million of years of evolution could not have prepared him to "fly" 5 meters above the ground like that...
Oh man, just doesn't get old.
This reminds me of "Auf der Schwäb'scher Eisebahne" where the farmer wants to take the goat along on a train trip so he just ties it to the back and expects it to trot along behind. Oh my God...
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Why did you need trash bags? Did you kill a hooker? No. Two.
Tell us more about this hooker story.. Two hookers and an elephant walk into a lion...
What motivated you to leave a life of ease in Europe? "Everything is amazing, nobody's happy"
Other than disease and freak accidents, have you ever had your life threatened by a tribal solide gunman?; Are civil wars still prevelant where you are located? I've had a couple of incidents where I sort of witnessed the African fury, but fortunately it was nothing serious - just people being a bit aggressive.
Where I am, the war killed like 10% of the population and fortunately now, after 20 years of peace, the population is still very much aware of how precious peace is. Plus, the people here are generally very gentle and kind, nothing like stories I hear from other countries.
EDIT: a commenter below made me realise how "African fury" is generalistic and inappropriate. I tried, poorly, to clarify my weak thoughts here.
This happened to me in panama, wasn't a spitting snake (cobra?) but a mamba or viper or something, luckily the neighborhood gardener chucked a machete from like thirty feet a way and decapitated the snake. Frikkin hell!
How the heck do you have a working internet connection but something as simple as trash bags comes as scarce? I'm assuming trash bags was underlying for larger necesseties like tampons or homogenized milk? Good question. The internet of course isn't very good... but the reason why there are no trash bags is because barely anyone has a proper "house" where they would use a "trash can". People just sort of pile up the trash outside their "shack" and burn it once every couple days. Some items like this, that are so current to us, are not current at all here.
Where in Africa are you? Mozambique.
I've heard there's pretty girls in Mozambique and the sunny sky is aqua blue. And all the people like to stop and speak and that it's very nice to stay a week or two. The people are just astonishingly nice and kind and gentle and generous and humble.
Have you been in Mozambique only? Or you have visited other countries from Africa as well? Moz, Swaziland, South Africa. Very briefly though, almost exclusively Moz. Oh, and Addis Abeba airport... :-)
What's Swaziland like? I was only there for a couple of days - and before I first visited Mozambique. I can tell you that my first impression when I entered Mozambique was "omg this place is so dirty". Swaziland, in contrast, was very clean, neat, and organised. And the people seemed very... meek.
Random fact: Swaziland, IINM, has the highest AIDS incidence on the planet, at over 40%.
That's crazy. I remember seeing an interview with a kid whose parents were doctors in South Africa and he pointed out that AIDS was a constant concern - they had to be careful to never cut themselves when in surgery (obviously doctors are pretty careful anyway, but specifically careful), or go anywhere near a bleeding wound without adequate protection because the AIDS incidence was so high. It's pretty terrifying to think that if someone was injured and bleeding on the street and you had a cut on your hand or something, there's a 40% chance that if you help them, you could get HIV (I know it's not certain that if you exchange blood with someone you will get HIV, but it's still a high enough risk). Do you have to worry about that kind of thing in your day-to-day life? How high is the rate where you are now? Do you notice the presence of AIDS or are you just aware of inadequate healthcare in general? I've had a couple interesting experiences involving blood. One of them was when I took a worker to the local "health clinic" to test him for malaria. They test by looking at a drop of blood in the microscope. Since they have such scarce resources, they were using a single microscope "blade" to collect 4 different blood samples, from different people. And there was a queue of hundreds of people, so the process was extremely fast. So, imagine, it's your turn, they sting your finger, and then you're very rapidly presented with a microscope "blade" with 3 drops of blood on it. You're asked to put your finger on the corner of that "blade" so they collect your blood. If the guy moves his hand a bit while you're placing your finger, and your blood touches one of the other 3 drops, there's a pretty good chance you now have AIDS.
Meek? Adjective: Quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive: "the meek compliance of our politicians".
Do you do HIV and malaria (and any other illnesses or disease) tests regularly, or is it only if you were in a situation where it's possible to contract them? Only in a relevant situation.
Did you ever have to bribe an official? Yes, I did! And I'm surprised it took so long for this question to pop up.
Officials asked for bribes 3 times. Luckily I managed to talk my way out of it each time. The amounts were petty, but the concept of bribing isn't good. In one case the police office was so touched by my argument ("Look, if you want to fine me, I'll suffer financially, but I prefer that than to hurt this wonderful country with corruption") that he apologised, promised he'll never solicit bribes again, and we became friends.
I am guessing you have witnesed a vast mojority of poverty and death over in Africa; when you talk about "I'm making more money than I would back home" ; making massive amount of $$ , do you feel as if you are an Imperialistic figure residing in Africa; or do you feel as if Africans think you are? I'm making more than in Europe, but not insanely more.
It's very difficult to begin to comprehend the poverty (and death) here. In the Western world unemployment is around 10% and everyone is losing their minds over it. Here unemployment is 80%.
We have a cleaner working full time in our office/home. Most of the time he doesn't have work but he works full time just as an excuse to give him full pay. So, you could say he is quite privileged as he at least has work, and a salary.
If he buys one loaf of bread every day per each member of his family (5 people), by the end of the month he will have spent about half his salary. If he buys one tiny fish for a single meal, that'll be 15% his salary.
Per month, I can easily spend 5 times my cleaner's salary just in groceries - and I'm a veeery frugal guy. And he has to sustain a wife and three children, too.
In short: Africans definitely see me as an "Imperialistic figure" in their midst. Of course this is only in the particular village I'm living in. In the capital, there are countless Africans whose wealth would make me seem a homeless guy.
Why did you decide to go to Africa, was it for work or something else? You ever feel like leaving and enjoying the conveniences of modern life again? It's surprising how quickly we forget about the "conveniences of modern life". In the beginning I struggled horribly with the water difficulties. Just last month I managed to take a shower (incl. hair) with just 2 small bowls of water and thought nothing of it.
I decided to come here because I felt strangely drawn to this continent. I wanted to experience Africa.
As someone with first world problems and showers costing lots of water bill money.. how did you take a shower with two bowls of water? Add moisture to a sponge with soap, scrub vigorously. Rinse very economically.
If there was a zombie outbreak, what would be your zombie plan? Surround my house with treadmills and wait it out.
Haha the best zombie answer ever. Thanks for such a great AMA. Best ever. Good luck in your work! I stole it from a recent post on /funny :-)
Opinion/viewpoint on increasing Chinese investments in infrastructure (and thus bridges) traded against acquiring land and resources? Very good - and difficult - question. I'll make my job easy by just pointing out that most of those deals are being done with very little to no transparency at all - which is a bad sign by itself.
Do you ever get depressed by the conditions there? Haven't gotten depressed yet, no.
What country are you from? I'm from Portugal.
What country are you currently in? What does that country need to do to improve it's future? I'm in Mozambique. As for your last question, that's kind of the million dollar question, isn't it... If only I knew.
What are the most obvious problems there? Social? Economic? Structural? The most obvious... probably poverty. It's so crippling. In a simplistic example, poverty => lack of food => poor intellectual development => few qualified workers => weak development of the country => poverty.
How long have you been there? How long do you plan to stay? I've been here for about a year and my dream would be to spend the rest of my life here.
Hey, do you have a mailing address? I am sure someone can mail you some. Oh, man, thank you so much bro!
As for me having a mailing address... yeaaah no.
How do you listen to music? Do you have an iPod/radio/instrument? If you don't, what kind of music do you miss? Before I actually moved here, I did a 1 month trip to make sure I really wanted to do this. For that trip, I skipped music on purpose (note: music is maybe the one thing I don't think I could live without). I wanted to really immerse myself, and it was a great experience.
I think I would really miss listening to music if I didn't have access to it. I currently have several gigabytes of music with me... :-) I have an iPod as well as music on my computer.
What do you listen too? A little bit of everything. A random selection: Little Dragon, Grizzly Bear, Radiohead, RJD2, ARCADE FIRE, Bon Iver, Ella Fitzgerald, Rokia Traoré etc.
I've noticed that I'm a sucker for innovations such as those of Radiohead, as well as a bunch of Swedish bands (Little Dragon, Lykke Li, Jenny Wilson) and Malian music (Ali Farka Touré, Rokia Traoré, Salif Keita).
I'm an engineering student and am interested in going to 3rd world regions to help build power systems, water filtration, bridges, ect. Any advice? I'm going to sleep but wanted you to know I intend to answer your question tomorrow. It deserves some reflection.
You may be pissed at how poor my response is, but...
I don't think I can/should give you any advice at all. You have the skill. You have the volition. You don't need anything else, including advice.
Whenever you are ready to make the move, let me know as I may have a "moving to Africa" guide ready by then.
How does someone struggling to find essential water, have time for an AMA? :) Haha, funny enough the last thing I did before sitting down at the computer was go outside and talk to a few people and pull a few strings to ensure I'll have water tomorrow...
What kinds of strings did you have to pull for something as essential as water? I made it sound more Godfather-y than it really was. In short, the guard who is protecting the compound where the water pump is had (absolutely random and arbitrary) instructions to not turn the pump on. All I did was very humbly and apologetically beg him to turn it on despite his orders.
I've noticed that when a white person displays (sincere) humility, it can go a looong way.
Odd. Is there a danger of the well running dry? It does seem like a very odd order. I've been learning that much of life in Africa is like this. Odd, random, hanging by a thread. In the beginning I would worry about things like this ("might the well run dry?" etc.) but now I just go with the flow. It's easier.
What was the weirdest thing you've done/seen there? I treated the infected wound of a local, whose leg would've probably gangrenated had I not done anything. He would possibly have had his leg cut off or died.
While I was trying to remove the pus, the wound sort of exploded and the pus gushed onto my bare arm... I scrubbed reeeally vigorously when I showered after treating him...
How do you know how to treat injuries? you are an engineer. I have quite a bit of experience in wound management since I took care of my diabetic grandmother.
Any pics to post for popping? NEVER AGAIN.
But still, helping that guy take a lot of strength and kindness. Thanks brother. I don't think anyone would not help him, seeing his condition and knowing that a little help could save his leg/life.
What's the most moving/sad thing you've seen? When I was in the capital, someone asked me for money (a beggar). His tone was so sad, so desperate. Long story short, his employer wasn't paying him and he had no idea how to feed his family that night. The way he spoke is what really pierced my heart. Hard to convey.
I don't mean this in a crude way or derogatory way but what are the local women like? Can you "date" someone? There are of course a lot of cultural differences which can make connecting to others on that level a bit more difficult. In any case, I can't speak from experience as I'm not looking at the moment.
your story sounds similar to the plot of The Ghost and the Darkness. have you ever seen it? although... if you plan on staying there for a while maybe you shouldn't until you're back safely Thanks for your movie recommendation! I just added it to my "DO NOT WATCH" list.
Watch it eventually. it's about a badass european engineer who wants to experience africa and goes to a remote village to build a bridge. Awww, you just implied I'm badass... That's the nicest thing you've ever said to me, supdoc16.
Sup fellow westerner engineer in africa. I'm in east africa and work in telecoms. it really is the best thing ever (especially at night -- oh my the stars. THE STARS) but can be so damn trying. May I ask what kind of premium you're getting over what you'd be paid back home for a similar position/job? May I ask where in East Africa you are? if the financial crisis hadn't hit Europe, my premium would be about... 100%. But since the crisis has drastically lowered waged in Europe, I can say that I'm making 4 times more than friends in Portugal with a similar resume. it's not so much that I'm making a lot of money, but that they are making very little.
Question? Why can't Africans repair their own bridges? This country has 20 million people and is more or less twice the size of California.
Its main university (and only noteworthy university) produces 50 engineers per year.
Do the math.
What is the weather like day to day? Also, do you see businessmen buying property there planning for the future? Excruciatingly hot most days. Now we are in the rainy season (think that scene in Forrest Gump).
My last trip to Europe, I went for a walk outside on the first day after arriving. It was 15ºC out. I was wearing 3 pairs of pants, 4 sweaters, 3 pairs of socks, scarf, hat, and gloves, and was still freezing.
As for property, if the topic interests you, you can google "land grabbing in Africa". It's a full on thing. It's happening here like crazy. The government recently approved construction of a bridge to an island close to the capital, and I thought to myself "Hey, I should look into investing in some property over in that island". I soon discovered that every square foot of the island has apparently been purchased by members of the government - way in advance of the bridge project being announced.
Hows the wifi in africa? Btw... how the fuck do you get internet in africa? In this region, I haven't heard of a single place with wifi for the public. There are a few spots in the capital (cafes, etc).
The internet is surprisingly good where I am. I mean I struggle with the water supply, electricity, fuel... not easy to find decent rice or milk... the local market has about 4 kinds of vegetables ever available (onions + peppers + tomato + cabbage and that's it) - but the internet is pretty good!! Ahhh...
What do you do to pass the time when there is nothing to do? (besides Reddit) Durings the weekends I try to do some social work. Couple weeks ago went to visit some refugees at a UN camp.
But during the week, between a full-time job, just "making things work" (making sure you have water, maintaining the old house, etc.), preparing meals, and a couple of personal projects, not much time is left.
(You specified "besides Reddit"...)
Did you have a chance to talk with the refugees in the camp? What was their reason for displacement? How did the overall structure of the camp work, exactly? Yes, I did. I had heard that there were many Bahais (my religion) in the camp, so I was particularly curious to visit them. Having a shared religion kind of makes it easy to start a conversation.
They are originally from the Congo, and fleed the conflict there.
The camp is not what you'd imagine with tents, etc., but more like a "refugee town". You can see that it is an artificial location (since the "houses" aren't all bungled up, but sort of follow along a main avenue in the camp). Socially, over the course of my 2/3 visits there I've been able to observe that the refugees are quite destitute (it's particularly heart-breaking to see how their children have no materials in Swahili). Also, I was pleased to notice that the UN has a bunch of initiatives to help the refugees become independent (by starting small businesses). Many refugees have succeeded in this and have managed to leave the camp.
Are the antimalarials giving you crazy dreams? I was on Malarone when I was in Uganda and didn't have any side effects but when a friend who did a safari in Kenya and Tanzania had absolutely batshit insane dreams on whatever he was taking. I only did malaria prophilaxis for the first few weeks, then decided to give it up. Fortunately I didn't have those hardcore side effects. A friend of mine did though...
Is there an AIDS epidemic in the area where you live? I.e., the village/province? AFAIK, it's not any worse than in the rest of the country (approximately 18% infected I believe). Swaziland, a neighbouring country, has 40-50% infected - IINM, the highest rate in the world.
Ok. Context. Give us some background I'm a structural engineer myself. I work in Houston designing offshore oil platforms. :P. I'm sure you know there's a lot of oil/extraction stuff happening in Africa now!
But how exactly does one end up repairing bridges in Africa? Tbh, one just needs to look for jobs... In my case I put up a very extensive job search and through a contact I found this job. But I had limited experience and a very specific set of requirements, so it took me a while. But if you send your CV to some recruiters, I'm confident they'll hook you up with lots of stuff.
What are your personal living conditions like? Care to grace us a photo? I'm actually extremely privileged. So much so that I'm embarrassed to share a photo of my house. In short, I have an actual house (concrete, wood, tiles, etc), which already makes me one of the 1%. To make it more dramatic, it was recently renovated. It's not a mansion or anything, but I am extremely lucky with what I have.
Why did you move there? You could probably get less dangerous job where you live and paid more or am I mistaken? Other than that, are you the only European there? I moved here because I always wanted to experience Africa, and in some way contribute to the betterment of this continent. As an expatriate, I'm making more money than I would back home.
I'm the only white person in this particular town - but I'm working in a large project with many foreigners. The camp site (where all the other foreigners live) is about 20km away from me.
Follow up question, how are the people living there treating you, as the only white person in their community? Insanely well. It's almost uncomfortable.
An example: whenever I go to the bakery, it'll be full with about 15 locals waiting for bread, but the baker will immediately ask for my order. I have to insist that it's not my turn yet.
Do you have a exit plan if for some reason the government would destablize and another civil war erupted? I understand Mozambique is stable right now. But things can change quickly... Drive to one of the neighbouring countries (there are 2 different countries about 20h driving away);
Drive to the nearest airport and fly out.
The first option is probably the safest as the airport here has very small capacity and would possibly collapse too.
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