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Mozambique

Filipe Jacinto Nyusi

Date of Birth: 09 February 1959
Place of Birth: Namaua, Mueda district, Cabo Delgado


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Surge of the insurgents

One private military contractor close to the government told Africa Confidential that President Filipe Nyusi's government – Nyusi is from Cabo Delgado and very close to the Makonde generals who have been running it – is anxious not to involve regional forces in the province because of the risk of losing control...


How Frelimo lost a province

Last November following agreements between President Filipe Nyusi and President Vladimir Putin at the Russia-Africa summit in Sochi in August the Russian private military contractor the Wagner Group came to Cabo Delgado and was soon in combat...

They have done especially well Frelimo sources say since Filipe Nyusi a fellow Makonde from Cabo Delgado became president (AC Vol 55 No 16 Gas cash and votes)...


Nyusi’s win poses questions

The working year began with a day of golfing and post-inauguration partying for President Filipe Nyusi who was sworn into office on 15 January for his second five-year term amid exceptionally heavy security...

Amid the familiar tropes about prioritising peace and democracy Nyusi declared that 'work work work' was at the heart of his ethos and that 'I citizen Filipe Jacinto Nyusi your President am the first to promise this and to set an example...


Frelimo takes no chances

President Filipe Nyusi has won a second and final term of office with the second-largest majority since multi-party elections began in 1994...

The violence reflected badly on Frelimo and President Filipe Nyusi who did not even pay lip service to condemning violence let alone vow to punish the perpetrators...

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Frelimo squares the vote

While Frelimo is likely to win a majority of the seats in parliament its greatest worry is that President Filipe Nyusi who is seeking re-election will fail to clear the 50% hurdle in the first round of presidential voting...


US spears the loan sharks

A source close to President Filipe Nyusi says that ironically the Mozambicans took all the criticism for the scams but little of the money...


Debts and denials

Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi caused outrage when he bought a private jet for less than $10m and the jet which caused Malawi's aid to be cut by the same amount cost $15m (AC Vol 58 No 24 Honeypot on wings)...


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