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Vol 62 No 1

Published 7th January 2021


Nyusi running out of road

The region is furious with Nyusi for failing to counter the northern insurgency as his position in both state and party weakens

The chief concern of President Filipe Nyusi in the year ahead is the same that will take up most of the rest of his final term of office – influencing the choice of the ruling Frente de Libertaçao de Moçambique's presidential candidate so that he is safe from future prosecution for corruption. Much of Nyusi's authority within the party has been eroded by his failure to handle the $2 billion hidden loan scandal, relations with Resistência Nacional Moçambicana (Renamo) and – most of all – the burgeoning insurgency in Cabo Delgado province.

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