MOZAMBIQUE: Love, or the next best thing, for sale

Monday, December 1, 2008
MAPUTO Monday, October 13, 2008 (IRIN) - When classes finish at Francisco Manyanga Secondary School in Maputo, capital of Mozambique, most teachers and students head for the bus while others walk home. Júlia*, 16, a 10th-grade student, gets into a luxury car, where a man who looks to be in his 40s waits for her. The man is not her father, but her boyfriend, Lucas*. It began one rainy day in March when he offered her a ride to school; soon they were dating. At the beginning of their relationship...