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Population: 29.67 mn.
GDP: $12.33 bn.
Debt: $12.01 bn.

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Narcotics links tarnish Frelimo

A US-sanctioned narcotics kingpin's finance for the governing party complicates commercial and diplomatic relations

The appearance of Mohamed Bashir Suleiman – designated a 'drugs kingpin' by the United States – at the banquet of a local business association on 18 September has infur...

Frelimo turns the screws

As election campaigning intensifies, the ruling party takes full advantage of its control of the state

Violence is rising in the run-up to the presidential and parliamentary elections on 15 October, as police and judiciary openly express their partiality for the governing Frente de ...

Inching towards peace

The latest ceasefire holds the best chance yet for a conflict-free election and perhaps lasting peace

In a deal that is widely expected to hold, the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique government and the Resistência Nacional Moçambicana formally sig...

Gas, cash and votes

As elections approach, money and favours change hands and the gas boom unleashes a torrent of competing companies and politicians

With the race underway to exploit the massive gas reserves off the coast of Cabo Delgado and Nampula provinces, economic power and now political power is shifting northwards. That ...

The coal train derails

China's demand for coal drew big mining companies to Mozambique's world-class reserves but now they are frantically revising their forecasts

When Rio Tinto sold its stake in Mozambique's coal reserves on 30 July, alarm bells rang for the country's coal industry. The Anglo-Australian company took US$50 million, less than...

Contracts galore in the new order

There have been suggestions that 'state capture' has been advancing in the downstream gas sector as companies linked to the political elite gain control over the northern ports. Fi...

Frelimo and Renamo strike peace deal

After a year of armed skirmishes the old civil war rivals are about to announce an end to hostilities, improving prospects for the October elections

The Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (Frelimo) government and the Resistência Nacional de Moçambique (Renamo) rebels of Afonso Dhlakama have agr...

Princess Guebuza weds

In a traditional ceremony on 19 July, Valentina Guebuza, one of Africa’s wealthiest young women and daughter of President Armando Guebuza, married Zofimo Muiane, the head of ...

Ruby wedding

Montepuez Ruby Mining held its first auction last month, raising US$33.5 million at the sale in Singapore. MRM is a joint venture between Britain's Gemfields PLC and a company owne...

Aid row escalates

Britain and Germany cut budget support over a tuna-fishing company and other deals. Ahead of the elections, Frelimo is not giving in

The governing Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (Frelimo) is engaged in an increasingly bitter row with foreign donors over loans and public spending. Britain...

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