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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
The following is a selection of quotes from editorials and other material published in the 3 February editions of the African press. As indicated, some material from 2 February is also included. Unless otherwise stated, the newspapers are published in English.
Kenyan government should listen to UK envoy's criticism over graft - paper
Kenya's Nation [top selling daily - independent]: "British High Commissioner [Sir] Edward Clay has once again come out strongly against the political establishment over grand corruption in high places. Quite predictably, this will rub the political establishment the wrong way, and they will certainly dismiss his remarks as the outbursts of an incorrigible meddler, accusing him of totally lacking in diplomatic etiquette." (Editorial - "Graft: Is there no remedy?")
2. "But that is where the folly of the leaders lies - focusing on the messenger rather than on the content of the message... When Sir Edward takes to the rostrum to chide the government, he is doing so because those who should do so have failed. So, he should be listened to." (From the above editorial)
South African paper says Mozambique's future looks bright
South Africa's Star [independent daily]: "Yesterday, millionaire businessman Armando Guebuza was sworn in as Mozambique's third president to succeed [Joaquim] Chissano. Guebuza has vowed he will continue economic reforms started by his predecessor, which have won praise from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. To be sure, Guebuza still faces daunting challenges to extend the share of the economic cake in Mozambique... But the …