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Guns and gas – the first year for a new Mozambican president, public talk by Joseph Hanlon

“Guns and gas – the first year for a new Mozambican president” JOSEPH HANLON   5pm Tuesday 12 April 2016 Venue : the Old Council Chamber, (Room 1.11) Wills Memorial Building, Queens Rd.   Joseph Hanlon is both a journalist and a development researcher which he has combined in more than a dozen books on southern…

Letter from Beira, by Lewis Blakeman (blb volunteer)

First impressions Given the limited information available about Beira online, I went into this placement somewhat apprehensive about what I was getting myself into. Having spoken to contacts who spent time in Beira over previous years, I was optimistic about enjoying my time here as much as those who I spoke to; however, naturally I…

Alix Hughes discusses the link and Sustainable Development Goals with Diane Abbott

“Bristol Link with Beira’s executive member Alix Hughes was invited to take part in a round table discussion recently with the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Diane Abbott during her visit to Bristol in support of Marvin Rees’s campaign to become the next elected Mayor of Bristol. Alix was able to raise issues…

S is for Samora, By Sarah LeFanu

A is for aircraft, we discover at the opening of Sarah LeFanu’s biography of Samora Machel. And so we begin at the end, with the plane travelling from Zambia to Maputo that crashed into the hillside at Mbuzini, killing the first president of independent Mozambique. Machel died on South African soil, close to the border…

Run Bristol 10K for Beira

Give the gift of mobility and an increased quality of life to a young disabled person in Beira next year. The Beira Fund (reg charity no 1000003) is looking for runners to take part in the Bristol 10K on May 5th to raise £200 each for Beira wheelchairs. The Fund will cover the entry costs…