About us

Zitamar News provides reliable and intelligent daily news and analysis on Mozambique’s economy, politics, and business sectors, with a particular focus on the extractive industry. Zitamar News is written and edited in Maputo by Tom Bowker and Leigh Elston, and by Gavriel Hollander in London – with contributions from a network of reporters in Mozambique and the region.

Tom Bowker moved from London to Mozambique ahead of the elections in 2014, and served as Bloomberg News’ Mozambique correspondent until December 2015. With a Master’s degree in Development Economics, and having served as News Editor at Infrastructure Journal and Central Banking, he leads Zitamar‘s coverage of Mozambique’s politics, economy, and infrastructure. He is also a regular contributor to publications including the FT’s This Is Africa, The Africa Report, the Financial Mail, and Petroleum Economist.

Leigh Elston leads Zitamar’s coverage of the energy, oil & gas, and mining sectors. She is also freelance Africa Editor at Interfax Global Energy, a leading energy business publication focused on the gas industry. Leigh has covered global oil and gas markets and projects since 2007, for Infrastructure Journal, Gas Strategies, and Bloomberg News.

Gavriel Hollander is an experienced UK-based business journalist. He has written about infrastructure, the built environment, finance and politics for a number of leading UK business magazines.