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August 26, 2021  Mozambique/Global: “Most Egregious Corruption Case of the 21st Century”
    “In my view the hidden debt scandal is the most egregious corruption case of the 21st century.  In dollar terms, the Malaysian 1MBD case is larger, but Malaysia is far wealthier than Mozambique, ranked 47th out of 185 countries on GDP per capita whereas Mozambique ranks 180.“ - Richard Messick, senior contributor to the Global Anticorruption Blog and pro bono legal counsel to the Budget Monitoring Forum, a civil society coalition in Mozambique.

May 31, 2021  Mozambique/Global: Fossil Fuels, Debt, and Corruption
    “The scandal of Mozambique’s “hidden debts” has already cost the country at least 11 billion US dollars, and has plunged an additional two million people into poverty, according to a detailed study of the costs and consequences of the debt published on Friday by the anti-corruption NGO, the Centre for Public Integrity (CIP), and its Norwegian partner, the Christian Michelsen Institute. The term “hidden debts” refers to illicit loans of over two billion US dollars from the banks Credit Suisse and VTB of Russia in 2013 and 2014 to three fraudulent, security–linked Mozambican companies – Proindicus, Ematum (Mozambique Tuna Company), and MAM (Mozambique Asset Management).” - report by Centre for Public Integrity (Mozambique) and Christian Michelsen Institute (Norway)

May 31, 2021  Mozambique/Global: War, Intervention, and Solidarity
    “No amount of international military assistance will, within two years, create a fighting force that can combat the insurgency. Two other factors complicate external support. Foreign intervention is likely to provoke a response from Islamic State to provide weapons and training to the insurgents. And the fight is already underway between factions in Frelimo over the upcoming 2024 elections. Cabo Delgado politics and economics, the police and military, and the war itself are already caught up in the bitter infighting. Thus the war seems likely to escalate and continue until a new president is in place in 2025.” - Joseph Hanlon

April 13, 2020  Mozambique: Cumulative Shocks, Local and Global
June 19, 2019  AfricaFocus Updates: Sudan, Ebola, Mozambique
March 22, 2019  Southern Africa/Global: Cyclone Idai and Climate Justice
January 8, 2019  Mozambique/Global: Who Pays for Transnational Corruption?
May 13, 2016  Mozambique: Debt Crisis & the Panama Papers
September 8, 2015  Mozambique/Africa: "The Eloquent Peasant"
June 12, 2013  Mozambique: Agriculture Project Challenged
Sep 10, 2010  Mozambique: Police and Protesters
Sep 10, 2010  Mozambique: Poverty and Inequality
May 23, 2007  Africa: Medicines without Doctors
Apr   8, 2005  Mozambique: Tree of Life
Jan   9, 2005  Africa: Year of Action for AIDS Treatment?
May 24, 2004  Africa: AIDS Treatment Update

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

October 15 , 2021  Africa/Global: Hardly a Dent in #VaccineApartheid
May 17, 2021  Africa/Global: Decolonizing Medical Technology
May   3, 2021  Africa/Global: African-Language Literature in Global Scholarship
April 19, 2021  Confronting Global Apartheid Demands Global Solidarity
April 6, 2021  Africa/Global: People's Vaccine vs. Vaccine Apartheid
February 22, 2021  Africa/Global: The Inequality Virus

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Africa Policy E-Journal (1995-2003)

2003-03-04 Mozambique: Corruption and Murder
2002-11-25 Mozambique: Cardoso Murder Trial
2002-01-16 Mozambique: Press Freedom
2001-02-19 Mozambique: Cashew, Sugar Concessions
2000-11-24 Mozambique: Journalist Assassinated
2000-02-09 Mozambique: Elections and Foreign Media
1999-07-07 Mozambique: Debt Relief Commentary
1998-04-11 Mozambique: Debt Relief Decision
1997-12-15 Mozambique: World Bank Strategy
1997-11-19 Mozambique: Cashew Policy
1997-10-01 Mozambique: Peace Process Bulletin, 2
1997-10-01 Mozambique: Peace Process Bulletin, 1
1997-09-02 Mozambique: Debt Relief Proposals
1996-02-04 Mozambique: US Ambassador Reply to Criticism
1995-12-06 Mozambique: Recent Documents, 1
1995-12-06 Mozambique: Recent Documents, 2
1995-05-15 Mozambique: Donor Politics and Mozambique

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