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Vol 40 No 13

Published 25th June 1999


Mozambique

Chissano tastes success

As elections approach, the President is far more popular than his party

President Joaquim Chissano is determined to go to the polls before the end of the millennium, claiming most of the credit for Mozambique's reputation as Africa's new success story. According to the World Bank, Mozambique has jumped from being the world's poorest country to one of its fastest growing economies. Sound management has a good deal to do with that success - and so does the developing Pande gas field.

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