Mozambique in 2022: High cost of living, insurgency, TSU failures and unprecedented boxing medals

Moçambique em 2022: Elevado custo de vida, insurgência, falhas da TSU e medalhas inéditas no boxe

In the year 2022, Mozambique saw its economic and social activity return to normalcy after the government decreed the end of Covid-19 restrictions, but the cost of living remained high for the majority.

Throughout the year, the country continued to experience the drama of terrorist attacks in Cabo Delgado, promoted by a group linked to the Islamic State, with focuses in Nampula and Niassa. The action of the Mozambique Defense Forces, with support from soldiers from the Southern Africa region and from Rwanda, resulted in the recovery of areas once occupied.

In the north of the country, not only were there worrying events, but also facts that bring hope for the leverage of the Mozambican economy, such as the beginning of the exportation of liquefied natural gas in the Rovuma basin, through the Coral Sul platform, off Cabo Delgado.

In the field of justice, the year was marked by the trial of the ?Case of the Hidden Debts? whose sentence was read towards the end of the year, with Judge Efigénio Baptista warning that there are gaps in the recently revised Penal Code. All those convicted have said they will appeal.

At the end of the year, the country had three weeks of doctors' strikes as a result of the flaws in the implementation of the Single Wage Table (TSU), which generated a lot of controversy within the public employees who were surprised with the announcement that this year the 13th salary will not be paid. The doctors have suspended the strike, but they will not give up demanding the fulfillment of their rights.

In sports, 2022 was a vintage year, with the country winning 165 medals, including 60 gold, 50 silver, and 35 bronze. Here, the highlight goes to the medals won by boxers at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

VOA News

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