Mozambique: The High Stakes for Nyusi’s Upcoming IMF Meeting

The Mozambican government’s reluctance to allow an independent forensic audit will be tested in the coming weeks as the IMF continues to demand one. Notably, President Filipe Nyusi is due to meet with IMF head Christine Lagarde during his trip to the US from 14-17 September. Unless Nyusi softens his stance, the meeting is unlikely to go smoothly; Lagarde has previously referred to the sovereign debt scandal as clear-cut corruption. In addition, the IMF is leading a broad coalition of donors and development partners who demand transparency and accountability.

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