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Mozambique: Nyusi’s New Police Chief: Prospects for Security Sector Reform

Earlier this month President Nyusi replaced the contentious chief of the PRM, Jorge Henrique Costa Khalau, with Commander General Julio Jane (please see our Personality of the Week). Khalau’s dismissal is significant, as he was closely linked to former President Armando Guebuza, who promoted him to the post in 2009. In our view, Khalau’s dismissal was long coming; it did not occur sooner only because of Nyusi’s decision to allow Khalau’s second term to end. For Nyusi, this was a smoother way to deal with the transition than to fire Khalau and potentially precipitate an open conflict with Guebuza…

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