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Mozambique: FRELIMO Attempts CSO Infiltration

Civil society organizations (CSO), financed by European donor countries and led by academic and intellectual elites, became the main opposition to the FRELIMO and PR FILIPE NYUSI (FN) Government, with the weakening of the political opposition, exacerbated by the death of RENAMO leader AFONSO DHLAKAMA (AD) in 2018, and, more recently, by the death of MDM leader DAVIZ SIMANGO (DS), which opened rifts in both parties (AM 1304).
As verified, FN has been taking a series of actions aimed at co-opting some CSOs to promote his governance and oversee the work of independent CSOs. At the forefront of promoting the activities of the FRELIMO Government is the Institute for Multiparty Democracy (IMD). READ MORE