Mozambique's President Answers Citizens’ Questions Online, but Avoids Difficult Ones
29 September 2017
The president of Mozambique, a country where less than 5% of the population has internet access, has adopted a new method of communicating with citizens online, named “Ask the President”.
Filipe Nyusi has held the top office since 2015, coming to power at a time when the country faced a political crisis characterized by a military conflict between the government and opposition party RENAMO.
Nyusi’s government also faces serious economic woes, sparked after the discovery of a billion dollars of hidden debt contracted by the previous president, Armando Guebuza. These debts led to donor countries suspending financial assistance on which Mozambique depends heavily.