Cosme Jacinto Nyusi, President Filipe Nyusi's little-known brother, is quietly expanding his mining investments in the rich subsoil of northern Mozambique.
Singer Mr. Bow, real name Pedro Maiaze, has in recent months been investing heavily in luxury services for Maputo's rich crowd. This select group is mainly made up of the privileged youth of Frelimo, the party that has been in power since independence.
Lucinda Malema relies on the chief of staff of the governor of Nampula, Rodrigues Ussene, to strengthen her control of the area neighbouring Cabo Delgado, which has become key for Filipe Nyusi. The president has placed all his military logistics there.
The planned merger between BP and ENI has put Total under pressure but the French major, which has been Angola's leading producer since 2013, does not intend to give up its position easily.
Total's CEO intended to replace its local management, but the events on 24 March in Palma changed everything.
TechnipFMC, the French major subcontractor on its vast gas project that is now in limbo, have hired a group of firms to take down and remove the infrastructure still in Palma.
Total is walking on eggshells with the Mozambican authorities, wanting to both draw lessons from the close of its LNG facility build and stand firm on the terms of its return.
The French-US oil services giant has decided to follow the general retreat from Mozambique's Cabo Delgado region begun by Total.
For a time, Total was the leader of the CI-GNL consortium in charge of the construction and operation of the future gas import terminal in Vridi, south of Abidjan, but it seems to have thrown in the towel.
On 28 April, Mozambican president Filipe Nyusi took off in his private jet from Pemba in Cabo Delgado for a destination kept secret from most.
After being bottom on the list of the Frelimo government's concerns since the development of the giant Rovuma Basin gas reserves began in 2010, local content is creeping back up in the pecking order. The question now is whether it [.
Omar Mithá, the all-powerful director of the national oil company ENH, will be teaming up with TCRK offshoot TCRK Marine [...]
The majors are jostling for position with less than a month to go before bids are to be submitted for Mozambique’s fifth licensing round.