I am reading an excellent book about the making of modern Mozambique entitled A Complicated War: The Harrowing of Mozambique by William Finnegan.

I hate to say it, but I was incredibly ignorant about the politics, economics, or even geography of Southern Africa. This book presented a clear examination of the problems since independence (Mozambique was a Portuguese colony until 1975 and has been fighting a pseudo-civil war ever since). It is well worth a look.
On a personal level, my wife and I sponsor a child through the Save the Children organization and we received a letter today informing us that our sponsor child, Carla Huangane from a rural area of Mozambique, had moved outside the area that Save the Children could attend to her and so our sponsorship has finished. It made me a little sad to say the least; however, I will be receiving another sponsor child in the area quite soon. Best of luck Carla.

By Michael Gallagher

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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