Newspaper vendors on a Maputo roadside, Mozambique. Photograph: Louise McLoughlin

It’s a stormy evening in Maputo as John Chekwa recalls the night his son was abducted. Chekwa had earlier answered his phone to a chilling message: me(...)

Afonso Dhlakama, leader of Renamo, the opposition political party, rallies support in Maputo, Mozambique,  at the weekend. Photograph: Antonio Silva/EPA

The stakes have not been higher since the end of the Mozambican civil war 22 years ago for the political parties and voters participating in the south(...)