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Gas: Nyusi gets a lesson in patience

The president wants to take credit for gas development in Cabo Delgado province, but the developers have their own agenda

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

Good afternoon. In what has become a bit of a predictable routine for him, President Filipe Nyusi has expressed impatience with the multinational oil and gas companies TotalEnergies and ExxonMobil, for their delay in pushing on with their liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in Cabo Delgado province. This time, in comments that departed from his prepared speech, Nyusi went as far as to use the word “impatience”, instead of just hinting at it.

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Today’s front pages Savana leads with the Frelimo central committee meeting that is due to elect the party’s presidential candidate today, with the newspaper arguing that the unavailability of the shortlist is part of a strategy by President Nyusi and his wing to avoid reactions from their opponents. Another headline mentions parliament giving powers to district courts to only order a recount of votes in the event of electoral disputes. O País leads with the late start yesterday of voter registration in Quissanga district due to security concerns. Other headlines include a visit by Zimbabwean MPs, who said they were impressed by the fact that the Mozambican parliament had members representing the diaspora. Notícias leads with President Nyusi’s appeal to oil companies to resume and accelerate gas projects in Cabo Delgado. The newspaper also highlights the meeting for the election of Frelimo’s presidential candidate. Sign up to the Zitamar Daily Briefing for an in-depth look at the biggest stories in the Mozambican…

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