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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The interim leader of Mozambican opposition movement Renamo’s move to his party’s military headquarters in Gorongosa reinforces the role of Renamo’s military wing as the party’s most important constituency. The [...]
Welcome to Zitamar’s daily Mozambique briefing for 15 May, 2018. Agenda
- Today: The president of the Chinese parliament, Li Zhanshu, opens a two-day conference of Confucius Centres in Africa, at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo [...]
Afonso Dhlakama, the leader of Mozambique’s opposition Renamo movement, has died aged 65 - throwing the country’s fragile political settlement into deep uncertainty.
The Mozambique government is negotiating three separate public-private partnerships on the country’s main north-south highway, requiring total investment of $415 million to be repaid through road tolls, the country’s Prime Minister said last week. [...]
Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi, met the leader of the armed opposition party, Renamo, in Gorongosa district yesterday, to discuss “the disarmament, demobilisation, and reintegration (DDR)” of Renamo’s forces, to “allow us to put an end to military [...]
Mozambique president Filipe Nyusi yesterday travelled to Gorongosa national park in an attempt to meet rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama - but the two ended up talking by telephone after neither party took the final step to meet in person.