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Vol 46 No 12

Published 10th June 2005


Born again Stalinism

President Guebuza combines liberal economics with hard-line politics

Treading the boards at the World Economic Forum in Cape Town last week, President Armando Guebuza, impressed the delegates as a witty and thoroughly modern business-minded reformer. Odd then that one of Guebuza's old comrades described him as 'Joseph Stalin meets Deng Tsao Ping' , adding that few African leaders have taken the Deng era slogan - 'to get rich is glorious' - more to heart than Guebuza.

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