Mozambique poll | After death

Posted by: The Conversation Global

Date: Thursday, 17 October 2019


Editor's note

The people of Mozambique have cast their votes and are now waiting for the results. The period leading up to the poll was violent, with 44 deaths reported in as many days of campaigning. David Matsinhe unpacks what lies behind the violence, and what it says about the country’s political landscape.

Some people opt to be buried after they die. Others choose cremation or, in some parts of the world, eco-friendly approaches. Donating your body to teaching and research may sound a little scary at first. Brendon Kurt Billings and Kimberleigh Ashley Tommy explain why it’s worth considering.

Thabo Leshilo


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