Guebuza award attracts media attention

Mozambique, July 10, 2014—In late June, Armando Emílio Guebuza, President of the Republic of Mozambique, was awarded TBY’s 2013 African Leader of the Year at a ceremony held at the Joaquin Chissano International Conference Center in Maputo. The accolade attracted intense local media attention. The event featured speeches by President Guebuza; Aiuba Cuereneia, Minister of Planning and Development of Mozambique; Lourenço Sambo, Director General of the Investment Promotion Centre of Mozambique (CPI); and Leland Rice, Managing Editor of TBY. The event was enlivened by several performances by notable Mozambican musicians. The distinction recognized the contribution of President Guebuza to the growth of the Mozambican economy in the last 10 years, coinciding with his term as President.