Lázaro Mabunda

Lazaro Mabunda, Mozambique

Investigative Journalist

His travels into the Mozambican-South African border areas have earned Lazaro Mabunda some notoriety, but also many good contacts in the many villages in the region that are ruled by rhino poaching gangs. Defying threats and real attempts on his life, Mabunda exposed how local authorities finance their cars and mansions –even municipal offices- with money from rhino poaching, and how they use poor Mozambican youth as cannon fodder when it comes to confronting the machinegun-armed rangers in the Kruger Park. Counting extrajudicial executions by rangers in this nature reserve, Mabunda recently exposed the fact that in the past eight years 352 Mozambicans were killed these on suspicion of being poachers. Mabunda has recently turned his investigative attention to the increasingly regular killings of activists, honest officials and academics, which often follow a stance taken against corruption in his country.

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CHAPTER 1: THE LAST RESOURCE, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO | DISEASE AND REPETITIVE ABORTIONS

CHAPTER 2: THE LAST RESOURCE, KENYA | Fighting for daily life

CHAPTER 3: THE LAST RESOURCE, LIBERIA |Surviving amid predators and hunger

CHAPTER 4: THE LAST RESOURCE, MALI | Exposed to evil

CHAPTER 6: THE LAST RESOURCE, SOUTH AFRICA | Apartheid and the useless men in our lives

CHAPTER 7: THE LAST RESOURCE, UGANDA | A very public secret

CHAPTER 8: THE LAST RESOURCE, ZIMBABWE | After dark

CONCLUSION