The present conflict in northern Mozambique, in the region of Cabo Delgado, has its roots partly in ethnic tensions that were exacerbated by clashing loyalties during the war of independence and the subsequent actions of the liberation party, FRELIMO.

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Nompumelelo Mtsweni has over three years experience working for and with different companies in different sectors, focusing on web development, qualitative user experience, research, data and visualisations. She is  committed to the use of technology to maximize the efficient communication of information to the public and to policymakers. To this end, she has worked in collaboration with Afrimapr,  and the University of Pretoria’s Data Science for Social Impact group on collating datasets of health facilities and capacities in South Africa. She has participated, with support from Datastory in Sweden, in the C40 cities  against climate change challenge. Nompumelelo has done background research and writing for journalists, with support from OpenUp and the She has been shortlisted for Google’s Get Ahead: Top Black Talent programme, and has also taken courses in computer science and information systems at the University of Cape Town.