MOZAMBIQUE: Market and markets

A little slice of life from a market in Maputo. Maputo is a pretty wealthy city, as some of the shots show, but there’s also a large informal economy and markets like that hint at the wealth disparity (even more so outside of the big cities).

I was reading an older Guardian article, linked here, about how the discovery of oil and gas has boosted Mozambique’s economy, but not much has trickled down. This seems like Mozambique is the perfect example of the struggles countries face in decolonization – a revolution, followed by a civil war and a non-democratic government, some loosening up post-Cold War but high amounts of corruption and poverty, even if things are generally trending upwards.

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