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Zitamar News provides reliable and independent 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 Mozambique, the UK, and the Netherlands, with contributions from a network of researchers and journalists in Mozambique and around the world.

Zitamar was founded in late 2015 by Leigh Elston and Tom Bowker, who had moved from London to Mozambique in 2014. Tom served as Bloomberg News’ Mozambique correspondent until December 2015, and Leigh was Africa Editor at Interfax Global Energy.

Following their expulsion from Mozambique in February 2021, Tom continues as Zitamar Editor-In-Chief from his new base in The Hague, Netherlands. The team in Maputo is led by Editor-At-Large Fernando Lima.

Zitamar News is published by Zitamar Ltd, 99 Parkway Avenue, Sheffield, S9 4WG, UK.

Company Number: 09640194