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Mozambique: President Replaces Head of State Security with Hard-liner

On 30 January President Filipe Nyusi removed Gregorio Leao Jose, the director general of the SISE, and replaced him with Lagos Henriques Lidimo (see our Personality of the Week). The move is significant for a number of reasons. First, Leao is an ally of former President Armando Guebuza’s and is intimately exposed to the sovereign debt scandal. With the deadline for the international audit fast approaching, this raises questions as to the purpose and implications of his sudden departure.

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