Thursday, December 28, 2017
Mozambican cabinet reshuffle.
President Filipe Nyusi dismissed four ministers on December 12-13, subsequently reappointing two with different portfolios the next day. The reshuffle was expected following leadership changes at the ruling FRELIMO party congress in September/October. It brought in new ministers for the crucial energy and minerals and agriculture portfolios. The government is now focused on pushing through key investment decisions in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector in the resource-rich Cabo Delgado province, where ruling elite struggles over land, gas and access to harbour facilities are intensifying.