Jan 8th, 2013
By Tim Kelsall Mozambique’s Samora Machel built a strong consensual party with a succession tradition. Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni has not. 2012 was a tough year for African leaders: one resigned, one was sacked, two were overthrown in coups, two were defeated in elections, and three died in office. Eve...
In East Africa
Apr 23rd, 2012
BLANTYRE, Malawi — Malawi’s president, who died of a heart attack earlier this month, has been buried after a funeral service that drew African leaders and thousands of Malawian mourners. Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Mwai Kibaki of Kenya and Armando Guebuza of Mozambique were among the heads of state a...
Apr 14th, 2011
Mozambique is building a $102 million (70 million euros) airport in the northern city Nacala in an effort to expand infrastructure to attract tourists and investment, an official said Thursday. Construction has already started on the Nacala International Airport, deputy transport minister Manuela Rib...
Mar 16th, 2011
Maputo – Zimbabwe’s prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Tuesday met with Mozambican President Armando Guebuza to discuss problems in his unity government with President Robert Mugabe. “There are a few problems developing in terms of cohesion,” Tsvangirai told reporters after t...
Mar 15th, 2011
Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Tuesday met with Mozambican President Armando Guebuza to discuss problems in his unity government with President Robert Mugabe. “There are a few problems developing in terms of cohesion,” Tsvangirai told reporters after the brief meetin...
In Facts about Africa
Oct 22nd, 2010
Since independence from Portugal in 1975, Mozambique has been battered by civil war, economic mismanagement and famine. A peace deal in 1992 ended 16 years of civil war, and the country has made much progress in economic development and political stability. Overview Portugal began to colonise the are...