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Postal service closures show Mozambique is a star pupil of western capitalism

Hanlon, Joseph (2021) Postal service closures show Mozambique is a star pupil of western capitalism. Africa at LSE (04 Aug 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Historic post office buildings spread across Mozambique have become more valuable than the postal service itself. In 2022, the post will be discontinued and the buildings sold, amid suspicions the buyers will be key figures in the ruling Frelimo party. For three decades, writes Joseph Hanlon, the IMF, World Bank, US and UK have set a precedent for how Mozambique’s rulers should behave, and now there is potential for the pupil to become the teacher.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: IGA: Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2021 14:45
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2021 00:01
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111989

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