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Frelimo’s fat cats and their dodgy friends

The business dealings of Christian Malanga highlight how ready the ruling party’s elites are to do business with shady characters

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

Good afternoon. Today’s edition of weekly newspaper Canal de Moçambique leads with the front-page headline “The friends of Alberto Chipande”, referring to the fact that Chipande, a grandee of ruling party Frelimo, is said to have had at least two meetings with Christian Malanga, the exiled Congolese politician who was killed trying to carry out a coup d’etat in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the weekend. What the government in Kinshasa makes of Malanga’s Mozambican connections remains to be seen.

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