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Vol 57 No 1

Published 8th January 2016


Mozambique

Make or break for Nyusi

The President faces a recalcitrant party, a highly aggressive Renamo and an economy beset by crisis

If President Filipe Nyusi thought 2015 would be his toughest year, 2016 may prove him wrong. Mozambique remains at a crossroads, with peace and perhaps prosperity in one direction, and conflict and economic crisis in the other. Nyusi pledged to deliver 'development and harmony' but faces constant hindrance, not only from the erratic, aggressive leader of the Resistência Nacional Moçambicana (Renamo), Afonso Dhlakama, but from within his own governing party.

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