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Mozambicans have shown little interest in the subject of reparations from Portugal

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

Good afternoon. Last week, Portugal’s president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa made some unplanned, casual remarks to journalists at a dinner, during events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the overthrow of the Portuguese dictatorship. He suggested that Portugal ought to start preparing to make reparations to its former colonies. The comments were picked up and reported in the Portuguese media, causing the government to issue a statement saying that it enjoyed good relations with the ex-colonies and had no plans for issuing reparations.

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