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...
Mar 7th, 2012
Maputo – Mozambican state media report about 300 armed men have gathered in a northern town, saying they are awaiting orders from the country’s main opposition leader to launch anti-government protests. Renamo party leader Afonso Dhlakama has been threatening to peacefully oust the Frelim...
Mar 23rd, 2011
Maputo – Mozambicans look on Mohamed Bachir Suleman’s glitzy shopping mall towering over the capital’s harbour as a symbol of a modern future for their impoverished country. Suleman throws Christmas parties for the poor and gives liberally to the long-ruling party. He’s so wel...
Dec 17th, 2010
The U.S. diplomatic cables obtained and released by WikiLeaks frequently rely on unnamed sources for delicate information. But one such source — a businessman in Mozambique — has furiously denied making remarks about high-level corruption attributed to him by a U.S. diplomat. A cable date...
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...