The history of political stability and conflict in Mozambique has not been generally stable and peaceful. This has disrupted the economic growth and development of the country.
The history of political stability and conflict in Mozambique has not been generally stable and peaceful. This has disrupted the economic growth and development of the country. The first three decades of post-independent Mozambique were characterized by armed conflicts. An Read More
SAfm: Market Update Tuesday, 30 October 2018 Interview about the looming public debt crisis in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) focused on the its source and what governments can do to avert a fiscal crisis. The discussion evaluates the Read More
Power98.7: Power Business Monday, 1 October 2018 Interview analysing the impact of the SADC Preventative Mission in the Kingdom of Lesotho (SAPMIL) and the possible implications of the opposition party pulling out of the peace-building process. The discussion evaluates the Read More
Mozambique was colonised by the Portuguese until 1975 when the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (FRELIMO) government under President Mondlane, took over power at the dawn of independence. The architecture, motivation and character of colonial land policies in Mozambique were similarly racially discriminatory and exploitative as those introduced under various colonial administrations in Southern Africa.
Mozambique was colonised by the Portuguese until 1975 when the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (FRELIMO) government under President Mondlane, took over power at the dawn of independence. The architecture, motivation and character of colonial land policies in Mozambique were Read More
The economic growth of Mozambique has been one of the fastest on the African continent for a decade, with growth averaging at 7%, between 1993 and 2014. Conversely, the growth trend altered in 2016 to a rate of 3% from 6% in 2015, driven by a tumultuous commodity market, adversarial climate conditions and the resultant depreciation of the Mozambican metical.
In December 2016, the Mozambican Finance Ministry announced it would be spending a third more than initially budgeted for FY2017, with a total national budget allocation of USD 3.5 billion, due to a decline in supply of domestic and foreign loans. In fact, according to the IMF, the country had budgeted for a deficit of 11% to GDP, at a time when it still enjoyed financial support from the institution – prior to the announcement of the government’s undisclosed debt.
In terms of trade relations, Mozambique forms part of the top five South African trade partners within the SADC region. Trade between South Africa and Mozambique has been on a steady increase since 2011 with mineral products accounting for the largest share of exports from Mozambique whilst South Africa’s exports to Mozambique have been generally more diversified.
Power98.7: Power BusinessTuesday, 20 March 2018Interview about the Zambia’s planned audit of all mining firms’ tax compliance over the past six years. The interview also analyses the constraints that African revenue authorities face in stopping illicit financial flows and leakage Read More
Power98.7: Power Hour Tuesday, 9 January 2018 Interview about the SADC political economy outlook for 2018. The interview also analyses the impact of political uncertainty associated with upcoming elections in the DRC, Madagascar and Zimbabwe. The discussion also looks the Read More
SAfm: AM Live’s Forum @8 Thursday, 7 December 2017 Forum @8 interview about the lessons to be learned from the most recent political shifts in Zimbabwe. The discussion also looks at broader political economy shifts in SADC by examining Angola, Read More