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Mozambique

Alberto Chipande

Date of Birth: 1939


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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...


Kingpin kidnap chaos

Frelimo generals from the Makonde ethnic group, whose senior member is Nyusi's mentor, General Alberto Chipande, and who are strongly represented in the security services, have been meeting in private to discuss how to tackle the situation, Frelimo sources told Africa Confidential...


Nyusi's rocky road

His allies are starting to emerge now: Celso Correia, the young businessman and one-time close ally of Guebuza (AC Vol 52 No 18, Celso Correia, favourite son), and his compatriots, and his mentor General Alberto Chipande and the Makonde generals (AC Vol 55 No 5, Frelimo picks a candidate)...


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