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Kroll Report Manuel Chang in court in Johannesburg on 8 January 2018. Photo © Zitamar News
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Mozambique’s request for the return of former finance minister Manuel Chang, currently under arrest in South Africa, is not connected to his involvement in the so-called ‘hidden debts’ but to other corruption allegations involving a Brazilian construction [...]

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Economy Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosário and Deputy Finance Minister Maria Isaltina Lucas at a briefing on 1 March 2017. Photo © Alexandre Nhampossa  / Zitamar News
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A criminal indictment in the US over Mozambique’s $2.2 billion hidden debt scandal will affect negotiations between the Mozambican government and the holders of the loans that financed the deals, Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosário said yesterday. The [...]

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Politics Renamo leadership candidates (front row l-r) Manuel Bissopo, Elias Dhlakama, Ossufo Momade, Juliano Picardo, and Herminio Morais, at the party’s Congress in Gorongosa on 15 January. Photo © Fungai Caetano / Zitamar News
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Renamo’s new leader Ossufo Momade yesterday closed the Renamo Congress in Gorongosa without selecting a new Secretary General - the second highest position in the party - following a thinly veiled threat from his main rival for the leadership, Elias Dhlakama, that excluding him from the [...]

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Politics Renamo soldiers pose in Gorongosa during the party's Congress in January 2019. Photo © Tom Bowker / Zitamar News
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Supporters of Ossufo Momade are celebrating this weekend after their candidate pulled off a victory that was far from guaranteed over Elias Dhlakama, to be elected Renamo leader at the party’s congress in Gorongosa. Outside of Renamo, however, the man who [...]

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Politics Renamo leader Ossufo Momade (right) embraces his challenger Elias Dhlakama at Renamo's Congress in Gorongosa, 17 January 2019. Photo © Tom Bowker / Zitamar News
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Ossufo Momade took office as the new leader of Renamo, Mozambique’s main opposition party, on Thursday morning after a leadership election victory over his main challenger, the brother of the deceased leader Afonso Dhlakama. Note: Earlier today we [...]

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Politics Renamo Congress
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Ossufo Momade was elected as the new president of Renamo, Mozambique’s largest opposition party, at dawn today during the party’s sixth Congress. NOTE: An earlier version of this article said Elias Dhlakama, brother of former party leader Afonso Dhlakama, had been appointed Secretary [...]

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Kroll Report Bank of Mozambique governor Ernesto Gove refused to take questions on the hidden debts at a press conference on 21 July 2016. Photo © Timothy Haccius / Zitamar News
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Mozambique’s public prosecutor has named at least 17 people - including former finance minister Manuel Chang, and former central bank governor Ernesto Gove - who it says should face financial penalties for their part in the $2.2 billion debts borrowed on [...]

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Economy The offices of Mozambique's Prosecutor-General, the PGR, in Maputo. Photo © Tom Bowker / Zitamar News
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Mozambique’s Prosecutor-General (PGR) today accused the United States of failing to cooperate with the Mozambican investigation into the $2.2 billion ‘hidden debts’ scandal which it opened in 2015, saying its investigation is in part dependent on help from the US [...]

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