Nyusi names Mozambique’s new prime minister

APA-Maputo (Mozambique)

President Filipe Nyusi has dismissed Carlos Agostinho do Rosario as Mozambique’s prime minister and replaced him with former finance minister Adriano Afonso Maleiane.

Do Rosario had been prime minister since Nyusi came to power in 2015.  

In a statement late Thursday, the Office of the President said Maleiane would be replaced by former energy minister Ernesto Max Tonela who takes over the finance portfolio. Both men had earlier Wednesday been dropped from cabinet.

National Petroleum Instituto chairman Carlos Zacarias replaced Tonela as mineral resources and energy minister.

On Wednesday, Nyusi fired six ministers, without giving a reason, in what was seen as a major cabinet reshuffle.


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