Mozambique was colonialized by Portugal , and gained their independance 1975.
Only the other day I was talking to a colegue of mine who started working with horses for an older Portuguese man in 1992, who ran the biggest riding school in Mozambique at the time. I was shocked to hear that only 23 years ago, he was taken in to a room and beaten up with the riding crop, and that this was normal practise. Moz is still captured bu the colonialism, the effect of it, the systems created . Som of the older generation still speak about being treated as ' slaves' and reffering to the Portuguese times.
Growing up in Sweden with so much talk and reflection over respect and equal rights, one realized what a priviliged upbringing one had.