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Frelimo’s disappointing election

The name of the ruling party’s presidential candidate is at stake in its leadership election, but the future of the country is not

Today’s front pages in Maputo. Photo © Faizal Chauque / Zitamar News

Good afternoon. We report today on plans by ruling party Frelimo to finally choose their presidential candidate in May, having previously looked like it was going to decide in March and then April. That leader is all but guaranteed to be Mozambique’s next president after the elections in October.

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The latest from Zitamar News:

Frelimo presidential candidate to be chosen at ‘extraordinary’ meeting in May
Ruling party Frelimo will finally select its presidential candidate in May at an extraordinary meeting of its Central Committee
Mozambican navy opens fire on civilian boat near Ibo
Several people were injured after the navy opened fire on a boat off the coast of Quissanga, Cabo Delgado province

From the Zitamar Live Blog:

Zitamar Mozambique Live Blog
President Filipe Nyusi and Renamo leader Ossufo Momade met today in the Presidency in Maputo, where they discussed the country’s social and political situation, in particular the conflict in Cabo Delgado. According to a statement published this evening, they also discussed the reintegration process of the former Renamo guerrillas, 34% of whom are now receiving their pensions. The presidency statement is below.
Zitamar Mozambique Live Blog
Cabo Ligado Update: 19 February-3 March 2024 ▪️ Insurgents occupy Quissanga district headquarters and Quirimba island ▪️ Over 91,000 displaced by insurgent attacks in Chiúre district ▪️ Mozambique ratifies extradition treaty with Rwanda Also available in Portuguese
Zitamar Mozambique Live Blog

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