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Mozambique

Armando Emílio Guebuza

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


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Frelimo's ostrich plan

Observers speak of a government under the thumb of ex-President Armando Guebuza and his cohorts and which is incapable – or simply afraid – of breaking with them (AC Vol 56 No 10, Secret security debts devastate economy)...

President Filipe Nyusi's sons follow the example of the children of his predecessors, Joaquim Chissano and Armando Guebuza, driving around in luxury cars and attempting to get into business by using their family name...


Sovereign default looms

During Armando Guebuza's presidency, EDM was forced to expand into remote areas to win votes for the governing Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (Frelimo) but at the expense of crucial investment to keep up with urban demand...

Local newspaper CanalMoz recently revealed that ex-President Armando Guebuza's son Mussumbuluku's private company acted for the government as a broker in arms deals with Israel...


Secret security debts devastate economy

The deals and loans arranged under President Armando Guebuza, and largely kept secret under his successor Filipe Nyusi, mean that Mozambicans now face the prospect of penury under the yoke of debt repayments on an epic scale...

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IMF cut-off follows secret debt shock

These loans appear to have been arranged by the same group of securocrats close to former President Armando Guebuza and the same banks, Credit Suisse and Russia's VTB Bank, that brokered the much-criticised US$850 million Ematum bond, an arms deal unsuccessfully disguised as a fishing operation (AC Vol 56 No 14, The fishing deal got fishier)...

Already clearly out of sorts and oppressed by having to defend the fiscal legacy of the Armando Guebuza administration, which he had little knowledge of, he cut a sorry figure...


Nyusi's resolve in doubt

Much had been expected at the Central Committee meeting on 5 February but the new party secretariat then appointed turned out to be made up largely of loyalists of ex-President Armando Guebuza...

Cronyism charge hurts President All eyes have been on President Filipe Nyusi to see if he will emulate the cronyism seen under his predecessor, Armando Guebuza, whose patronage system was extensive and unashamed...


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...


Nyusi's nightmare

The fact that he was not a veteran of the governing Frente de Libertação de Moçambique's liberation war was a breath of fresh air after the authoritarian rule of Armando Guebuza...

The former President, Armando Guebuza, ignored the IMF's warnings, say sources close to the Fund...


Fight, don't talk

Supporters of ex-President Armando Guebuza dominate Frente de Libertação de Moçambique's all-important Political Commission, which has imposed the new line, sources in Maputo say...


Zanzibar faces poll re-run

Though less forthright than the US Embassy, this had weight because it included the African Union, East African Community, Southern African Development Community and Commonwealth observer teams led by Mozambique's former President Armando Guebuza and other African statesmen...

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How Dhlakama and the peace talks were ambushed

People close to the negotiations suspect that a hardline faction in the governing Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (Frelimo), with links to former President Armando Guebuza, wants to sabotage President Filipe Nyusi's efforts to negotiate a deal with Dhlakama and his Resistência Nacional Moçambicana (Renamo) forces...


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