Tag: mozambique

Mozambique: Municipal Police Condemned for Attack On Journalists

July 1, 2021
Maputo — The Mozambican chapter of the regional press freedom body MISA (Media Institute of Southern Africa) has strongly condemned the municipal police in the northern city of Nampula for a physical attack against four journalists on Tuesday. According to a MISA-Mozambique press release, the victims of the police assault all work on private television

Mozambique: Unicef to Increase Support for Child Victims of Terrorism

June 8, 2021
Maputo — The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has promised to increase its support for child victims of terrorism in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado from 51 to 90 million US dollars. This promise was made by the Unicef Regional Director for Southern and Eastern Africa, Mohamed Malick Fall, who is on a

Mozambique: Mozambican Debt Remains Unsustainable

June 1, 2021
Maputo — Mozambique’s public debt remains “unsustainable”, according to the latest annual report on the debt from the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and hence the country remains debt distressed. All the key debt ratios showed a decline in sustainability in 2020. Thus the ratio of the net present value of the debt to Mozambique’s

Mozambique: Terrorism Nothing to Do With Religion, Say Moslem Leaders

May 13, 2021
Maputo — Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday urged the country’s moslem community to become involved in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, and against terrorist violence in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. In a message marking Eid-Ul-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, Nyusi praised “the principles and values of Islam”,

Mozambique: Not True That Equipment Being Dismantled in Afungi

May 12, 2021
Maputo — A claim that a consortium of firms has been hired to dismantle and remove infrastructure for the national gas liquefaction project on the Afungi Peninsula, in Palma district, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, appears to be entirely untrue. A story in the magazine “African Energy Intelligence” claimed that TechnipFMC and

Mozambique: Apiba Calls On Government to Ease Restrictive Measures

May 10, 2021
Maputo — The Mozambican Association of Small Importers of Alcoholic Drinks (APIBA) has called on the government to extend the trading hours for the sale of alcoholic beverages, which under the current presidential decree can only be traded between 9.00 and 13.00 hours between Monday and Saturday, and not at all on Sundays. At a

Mozambique: Bishops Meet President Nyusi Over Cabo Delgado Terror Attacks

May 1, 2021
Cabo Delgado — His Excellency President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi on April 22, hosted members of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) led by its chairman Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula of the Catholic Diocese of Xai-Xai where they discussed issues affecting the country especially the recent terrorist attack in Cabo Delgado. “It was a private meeting

Mozambique: Trial Starts of Killers of Portuguese Businesswoman

April 28, 2021
Maputo — The trial began in Beira on Tuesday of three men accused of murdering Portuguese citizen Ines Bota on 28 December 2017, by drowning her in the Pungue river. Only two of the accused, Jonas Maita and Danilo Lampiao, are in the dock. The third, Isaias Joao, escaped from prison and will be tried

Mozambique: Inside al Shabaab – Insurgents Join Due to Poverty – Many Would Quit, So ‘Best Counter-insurgency Strategy’ is Development & Jobs

April 18, 2021
An important new picture of the inside of al Shabaab is provided by interviews with 23 women who had been captured and eventually escaped, in a study published yesterday by João Feijó, one of the most important investigators of the Cabo Delgado war. Feijo is technical coordinator of OMR, the Rural Environment Observatory, and the

Mozambique: Total Pulls Out Again and Puts Onus on Government

April 2, 2021
“The remobilization of the project that was envisaged at the beginning of the week is obviously now suspended,” Total said In a statement Saturday (27 Mar) “Total has decided to reduce to a strict minimum level the workforce on the Afungi site.” It said nothing about conditions for return, saying only “Total trusts the Government
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