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Vol 58 No 22

Published 3rd November 2017


Mozambique

Party debts hold back Nyusi

The president has a better grip on power now but still has much to do before confidence in him improves

President Filipe Nyusi needs to build on his recent assertion of control over party and state, analysts are saying. He is still hamstrung when it comes to the economy and relations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He is vulnerable to accusations that he was an insider when the US$2 billion secret loans were arranged. And while he is trying to clear out ex-President Armando Guebuza's unaccountable network of cronies, they made sure that as many senior members of the party benefitted, thus compromising them.

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