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Mozambique

Armando Emílio Guebuza

Date of Birth: 20 January 1943
Place of Birth: Murrupula, Nampula Province


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Nyusi running out of road

The previous president Armando Guebuza was also unpopular and beset by accusations of corruption but unlike Nyusi he was able to consolidate his position more effectively and – protected by well-placed allies – stay out of the reputational and legal firing line after leaving office...


Credit Suisse names Guebuza

Former President Armando Guebuza has been named in the High Court in London as a 'third party' in the civil case brought by Mozambique's Attorney-General Beatriz Buchili against Credit Suisse bank and Abu Dhabi shipbuilder Privinvest over its $2 billion in hidden loans (AC Vol 60 No 16 Guilty plea on conspiracy)...


Nyusi’s win poses questions

He will therefore seek to consolidate his position by surrounding himself with loyalists such as one of the eminences grises of Nyusi's and his predecessor Armando Guebuza's administrations Celso Correia who was also the mastermind behind Frelimo's October election campaign (AC Vol 54 No 7 Scramble for Nacala)...


Frelimo takes no chances

The figure was only previously topped by his predecessor Armando Guebuza who gained 75% in 2005 but it comes against a background of growing anti-Frelimo sentiment among the electorate especially in the wake of the US$2 billion hidden loans scandal of 2016 a growing violent insurgency in the north mishandling of the Cyclone Idai emergency and state corruption scandals across the board...

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Tuna bonds in Brooklyn

Pearse a prosecution witness against Boustani told the court how the son of former President Armando Guebuza Ndambi Guebuza now in prison in Maputo asked Privinvest for $11m so he could to buy a house in the south of France with a prostitute he had fallen in love with on top of $50m of bribes already paid...


Guilty plea on conspiracy

Pearse's testimony makes clear the scale of the commissions paid; while the US indictment refers to about $200m the real amount of money unaccounted for is well over $1bn and sources close to ex-President Armando Guebuza's family say they received vast sums...

Chang is one of the major figures in the US indictment and his long career in the Ministry of Finance places him at the centre of the secret loans saga including intimate involvement with Armando Guebuza and Safa...


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