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Population: 26.5 mn.
GDP: $16.6 bn.
Debt: $6.89 bn.

President Filipe Nyusi's biggest first-term tests will be to prevent further political violence and keep gas sector development on track. A truce is likely with the opposition Resistência Nacional Moçambicana (Renamo). New oil and gas concessions will be awarded, marking the entry of some major international companies.

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Fight, don't talk

The government has decided to 'disarm' Resistência Nacional Moçambicana, in what is being seen as a victory for hardliners over President Filipe Nyusi's previous, conciliatory appr...

How Dhlakama and the peace talks were ambushed

Insiders detect the hand of former President Guebuza in a spate of attacks against the Renamo leader

Last month's attacks on Afonso Dhlakama and his stand-off with government forces are threatening the latest bid to broker a political and military settlement. People close to the n...

Dash for gas cash

Welcome changes in oil and gas governance are coming, but a new group of rent-seekers is also on the road

Changes at the top of state petroleum company Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH) and the industry regulator, Instituto Nacional de Petróleo (INP), mark a further step...

No offence, honestly

A journalist and an academic face trial on 31 August for an offence which no longer exists.

The fishing deal got fishier

Politicians, generals and bankers are in the frame as more details emerge of the country’s worst-ever corruption scandal and new debt mountain

At vast public expense, the government is set to rescue the controversial state tuna-fishing company, Empresa Moçambicana de Atum (Ematum), from imminent collapse. On 18 June, Fina...

The ones that got away

Astonishment still governs most responses to the details of how the Empresa Moçambicana de Atum was supposed to make money. Originally, the then Finance Minister, Manuel Chang, sai...

How far to push Guebuza

Probes into the outgoing government's spending target Guebuza's allies and raise questions about the IMF’s standards of scrutiny

Factions within the governing Frente de Libertação de Moçambique differ on how far to take the investigations into the previous government's murky deals. Some want former President...

Crime still pays

Surprisingly strong criticism has been poured on the annual report of Attorney General Beatriz Buchili, even by the state news agency, Agência de Informação de Moçambique. Last we...

Frelimo’s hit parade

The campaign of intimidation against ex-President Armando Guebuza's political enemies has suddenly ended after his resignation as President of the governing Frente de Liberta&ccedi...

Nyusi finds the cupboard bare

The new President's team has found a huge hole in government finances. A frantic hunt is on for hundreds of millions of missing dollars

President Filipe Nyusi's new era – a decisive break with the policies and personalities of ex-President Armando Guebuza – has begun with an apparent financial disaster....

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