Joaquim Chissano

By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 8th, 2013
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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...
By benim
In News
Oct 12th, 2011
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Sir Richard Branson funded a secret project to try to secure the end of Robert Mugabe’s regime in Zimbabwe, leaked diplomatic cables have revealed. An international initiative founded by the 61-year-old Virgin boss apparently launched a plot to persuade the tyrant to stand down. Details of the ...
By benim
In East Africa
Jun 7th, 2011
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Gaborone – Madagascar’s feuding political leaders were gathering on Monday for a meeting in Botswana that regional mediators are describing as the last chance to find a solution to the country’s two-year-old deadlock. The two-day meeting of 11 political parties was convened by the S...
By benim
In East Africa
Feb 19th, 2011
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Madagascar’s ousted president has been barred by officials in his homeland from returning from exile in South Africa Saturday, the politician told reporters at Johannesburg’s airport. Marc Ravalomanana said aviation authorities in Madagascar had written to South African Airways to say he ...
By benim
In East Africa
Dec 6th, 2010
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Cape Town — The American embassy in Paris reported to Washington three months after Malagasy president Marc Ravalomanana was deposed in 2009 that he was recruiting mercenaries in France, according to a diplomatic cable published by WikiLeaks. The cable, sent in June 2009, also said a French president...
By benim
In Facts about Africa
Oct 22nd, 2010
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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...