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Mozambique Court Acquits Two Accused of Libeling Ex-President

A Mozambican court on Wednesday cleared a local economist and a journalist of libeling former president Armando Guebuza through a comment posted on Facebook in 2013.

Carlos Nuno Castel-Branco and Fernando Mbanze, editor of the newspaper MediaFAX which re-published Castel-Branco’s Facebook commentary, were acquitted by a judge in the gas-rich southern African country. Castel-Branco is the founder of a local analysis group and has teaching posts in London and Manchester.