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Mozambique

Alberto Chipande

Date of Birth: 1939


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How Frelimo lost a province

A former defence minister Atanásio Mtumuke the business partner of fellow Makonde general and liberation hero Alberto Chipande is thought to be the power behind the invitation to Russia to help with the security problem and he is anxious to help them invest in natural resources in the province...

Ironically it was in Chai Macomia district Cabo Delgado – now one of the hotspots of the current conflict – that Frente de Libertação de Moçambique hero General Alberto Chipande fired the first shot in the war of liberation from Portugal in September 1964...


Frelimo takes no chances

With the line of succession mapped out since independence having ended when Nyusi took the place of his mentor and the intended successor the Makonde General Alberto Chipande who was deemed too old the field is wider open than ever before and Nyusi will face many would-be kingmakers trying to shift power from under him...

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Team Nyusi wins a point

The Makonde faction gained yet more ground during the congress with former Defence Minister and liberation war hero Alberto Chipande achieving the unprecedented coup of having four members of his family on the party's Central Committee: himself his sons Namoto and Alberto Júnior and his daughter-in-law Catarina Dimande who is married to Namoto...


Secret security debts devastate economy

The company is meant to operate port facilities for Proindicus including in Pemba – and to compensate General Alberto Chipande for being cut out of the original Pemba deal we understand (AC Vol 55 No 16 Contracts galore in the new order)...

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IMF cut-off follows secret debt shock

It is also the home region of veteran Frelimo officials of Makonde ethnicity whose figurehead is the former Defence Minister and liberation war hero Alberto Chipande (AC Vol 55 No 16 Gas cash and votes)...


Make or break for Nyusi

However he faces not only the visible resistance of some members of the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique from Armando Guebuza's reign but also from senior Frelimo members who share his Makonde ethnicity led by the liberation war veteran General Alberto Chipande...


Dash for gas cash

Key Nyusi ally General Alberto Chipande has a stake in the bidding through his company Quionga Energia which includes other senior Frente de Libertação de Moçambique generals of Makonde ethnicity including the Defence Minister Atanásio Mtumuke according to our sources (AC Vol 54 No 8 The Quionga network)...


A farewell to Armando

Alberto Chipande the country's most senior general and Nyusi's mentor was amongst those who pushed for debate over the succession...


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