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Mozambique - News and Analysis

Interview: Mozambique's MDM Party Pushes for a “Third Way”

An interview with Lutero Simango, one half of the sibling double act running Mozambique's growing new political party MDM.

Mozambique: A New Hub in the Global Drugs Trade?

Not a lot is known about the drugs trade in Mozambique, but the evidence suggests it is becoming a popular transit point for traffickers.

Can the New Kids on the Block Usher in a New Era of Mozambican Politics?

The rapid rise of the opposition MDM looks set to break apart Mozambique's historically bipolar political landscape.

Mozambique: Will Guebuza get his way in Choosing Frelimo's Presidential Candidate?

President Guebuza's supporters are trying to ensure a loyalist emerges as Frelimo's presidential candidate. But they are facing strong competition from within the party.

Mozambique: Renamo Revert to Force, Ageing, Spent and Broke

Renamo's annulment of the 1992 peace deal and return to the bush are merely the latest moves in two decades of questionable political strategy.

Machel and Mandela: The Brothers-in-Arms Who Never Met

Samora Machel and Nelson Mandela's fates, thoughts, and fights for independence were closely intertwined from the start.

Mozambique's Rising Tensions

Renamo's road block could have deeply negative impacts on the country, but it remains to be seen how the political impasse will be broken.

Mozambique's Elite Development and Mass Poverty

Mozambique's economy may be booming thanks to its natural gas reserves, but whether ordinary citizens are benefiting is another matter.

Saving the Rhino's Skin? Calls for Rhino Horn Legalisation Grow

With the number of rhinos poached increasing despite government efforts, could legalising the trade in rhino horn solve the problem?

Review – Band-Aid for a Broken Leg

The recollections of a young MSF doctor provide a refreshing take on the humanitarian aid worker experience.

Madagascar's Political Crisis: How SADC Saved the Day?

Since Andry Rajoelina's de facto coup in 2009, SADC has taken the lead in mediating Madagascar's political crisis. This year will finally see elections.