Eight speedboats belonging to Mozambican state company Proindicus  at the Maputo Harbour in Maputo: the firm borrowed  $622 million. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

International efforts to help resource-rich Mozambique avoid a massive sovereign debt default are under way following the recent arrival of an Intern(...)

Clockwise from top: Rwanda’s Paul Kagame; Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni; DRC president Joseph Kabila; and  Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza

The recent decision by Rwanda’s electorate to allow Paul Kagame to seek a third term in office – and Kagame’s confirmation last Friday that he will do(...)

The cafe in Maputo where lawyer and academic Gilles Cistac was murdered in March. In the background is a poster of Mozambique’s new president, Filipe Nyusi. Photograph:  Mary Boland

Customers at the ABFC cafe and bakery in central Maputo sip coffee and eat Portuguese-style custard tarts as though it were another ordinary day. A m(...)

President  Armando Guebuza  greets a surpporter in Chimoio, capital of the Manica province. Photograph: Ferhat Momade/AFP/Getty Images

Mozambican president Armando Guebuza has moved to dispel fears that recent violent clashes between government troops and the former rebel movement Re(...)