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 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

  • Vol 55 No 5
  •  7th March 2014

Frelimo picks a candidate

After a strong challenge from his rivals, the governing party has chosen Guebuza’s man to stand in the presidential election

  • Vol 55 No 4
  •  21st February 2014

The race opens up

The governing party's next Central Committee meeting promises to be an unusually lively affair (AC Vol 55 No 2, Take me to your leader). On 27 February the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique has to decide who is to be Frelimo's presid...

  • Vol 55 No 3
  •  7th February 2014

Renamo conflict escalates

The disgruntled rebels’ attacks are taking on the aspect of an insurgency but it seems that President Guebuza is in no hurry to settle the dispute

  • Vol 55 No 3
  •  7th February 2014

Donors up in arms

The countries helping fund the national budget are split on whether or not to suspend funds over corruption and bad governance

  • Vol 55 No 2
  •  24th January 2014

Take me to your leader

The gas bonanza raises the stakes in this year’s elections; Frelimo’s choice for the presidency will show how it wants to run the country

  • Vol 54 No 25
  •  13th December 2013

Obrigado Graça

Calls are growing for Graça Machel to stand for president. To many of her fellow Mozambicans, the idea is both appealing and logical. Her husband, Nelson Mandela, has just died and the governing Frente de Libertação de Moçambiq...

  • Vol 54 No 24
  •  22nd November 2013

Frelimo unnerved

The governing party won the polls but the MDM shows signs of growing into a serious political challenge

  • Vol 54 No 23
  •  15th November 2013

Alarm over new debts

After the cancellation of much foreign debt, the government has embarked on a commercial borrowing spree

  • Vol 54 No 23
  •  15th November 2013

Abductions fuel anxiety

Police officers and their accomplices may be behind the current wave of kidnapping, private sector security sources have told Africa Confidential. The abductions are fuelling public anxiety over the resurgence of violence between the state and the opposit...

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