Although the Mozambican constitution in Article 134 provides for a separation of powers, the executive, legislative and the judiciary are all subjugated to the dominant party FRELIMO and party influence in all branches of government remains supreme.

Mozambique’s subsistence economy makes it dependent on the exploration of natural resources and the agricultural sector. The latter contributes to 24% of the country’s GDP and employs over 70% of the labor force.

President Nyusi openly advocates in his speeches zero tolerance for corruption. However, until the end of 2018 it seemed that mainly middle- and low-level administrative corruption had been targeted.

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