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Vol 47 No 6

Published 17th March 2006


Mozambique

Remaking Guebuza

The businessman President talks of free markets but not of freer politics

The makeover is complete. Step forward President Armando Emilio Guebuza, the thoroughly modern reformer. In the days of Marxist revolution and civil war, when the ruling Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (Frelimo) developed in the 1970s and 1980s, he was known for authoritarian policies and bruising political battles. Now he is a private businessman-reformer who promises market-friendly modernising policies.

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