Mozambique is at a crossroads of peace and prosperity

Mozambique's President Armando Guebuza (photo:dpa)
Mozambique's President Armando Guebuza (photo:dpa)

Twenty years after a long-running civil war split the country, Mozambique is poised to benefit from huge natural energy resources – among the biggest in the world. But inequality persists and fears over a possible armed conflict are resurfacing and threaten the economic bonanza. Finding a balance between political and economic stability will be among the goals for the country’s political leaders.

Mozambique is at a crossroads. It is experiencing an economic boom as foreign investors are attracted by the country’s enormous coal and natural gas potential which is said to be among the largest in the world. But real problems lie ahead and political challenges are part of that equation.


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