Government in Mozambique

  • Parliamentary deputies of Mozambique's former rebel movement Renamo

    MAPUTO CITY, 2014/02/23 Parliamentary deputies of Mozambique's former rebel movement Renamo on Saturday held up the second and final reading of their own amendments to the law establishing the National Elections Commission (CNE), despite winning almost everything they wanted. The amendments were passed, in general, on a initial reading on Friday. Because the bill was deemed highly urgent, the Assembly decided to transaction with the second reading at an unprecedented session on Saturday. Since the Assembly's standing orders (which have the force of law) national that the Assembly only meets in ordinary session on weekdays, the chairperson, Veronica Macamo, had to resort to decreeing an extraordinary session to transaction with the amendments on Saturday.
  • African governments review growing energy and food subsidies

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/20 African government deficits, while low by historical standards, has been creeping up as aid and remittances dip, and counter-cyclical interventions rack up in response to the effects of the financial crisis. Combined with a rising food and fuel import bill, governments are presently looking for savings. Energy and food subsidies are increasingly being reviewed.