Population: 26.1 mn.
GDP: 15.7 bn.
Debt: 4.0 bn.

President Armando Guebuza and the governing Frente de Libertação de Moçambique have yet to select a candidate for the October elections. Oil and gas companies hope to begin construction on Mozambique's first liquified natural gas plant in late 2014. 


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  • Vol 55 No 15
  •  25th July 2014

Frelimo and Renamo strike peace deal

After a year of armed skirmishes the old civil war rivals are about to announce an end to hostilities, improving prospects for the October elections

  • Vol 55 No 14
  •  11th July 2014

Ruby wedding

Montepuez Ruby Mining held its first auction last month, raising US$33.5 million at the sale in Singapore. MRM is a joint venture between Britain's Gemfields PLC and a company owned by a senior member of the governing Frente de Libertação de...

  • Vol 55 No 13
  •  27th June 2014

Aid row escalates

Britain and Germany cut budget support over a tuna-fishing company and other deals. Ahead of the elections, Frelimo is not giving in

  • Vol 55 No 13
  •  27th June 2014

Deal to nobble the MDM falters

The current aid dispute between foreign governments and the ruling Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (Frelimo) may affect how the 15 October elections are monitored, say critics of the donors. An exclusively Mozambican group composed...

  • Vol 55 No 12
  •  13th June 2014

Oily bumps in the road

Arguments over the gas project, an offshore spill and an uncertain legal framework show that the way to the oil and gas bonanza is not easy

  • Vol 55 No 12
  •  13th June 2014

Spills – clear as mud

In May, Anadarko informed the Environment Ministry that 30,000 litres of drilling fluid had accidentally leaked from one of its exploratory wells in the Rovuma Basin, 46 kilometres off the coast of the Mocímboa da Praia area of Cabo Delgado Province. The ...

  • Vol 55 No 10
  •  16th May 2014

Stand by your man

The governing Frente de Libertação de Moçambique licked its wounds and stuck on the sticking plasters during a four-day extraordinary meeting of its Central Committee in Matola, which ended on 12 May. The meeting was to draw up the po...

  • Vol 55 No 9
  •  1st May 2014

My enemy's enemy

The leader of the Resistência Nacional Moçambicana, Afonso Dhlakama, may well stand in October's presidential election as part of a deal reached with President Armando Guebuza, Africa Confidential understands. Dhlakama is believed to be in hi...

  • Vol 55 No 8
  •  18th April 2014

TV gold

The daughter of President Armando Guebuza, Valentina, has come under attack after a company in which she is a major shareholder was awarded a US$300 million contract without public tender. Chinese media corporation StarTimes Media (Mozambique) was confirm...

  • Vol 55 No 6
  •  21st March 2014

Huge rise in illegal logging

A Maputo university study has gathered hard figures on illegal timber and revealed a massive and unexpected increase

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