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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: Thousands Will Flee Cabo Delgado Violence, Predicts UN

March 30, 2021
United Nations alarmed at Cabo Delgado ‘horror’ in Mozambique Geneva – United Nations agencies have expressed horror and alarm at the violence inflicted on civilians in Palma, where they have no access and insurgents who are locally known as “al-Shabaab” have control. “What has happened in Palma is an absolute horror being inflicted on civilians

Mozambique: Protect Residents Fleeing Northern Town

March 28, 2021
ISIS-Linked Armed Group Attacks Civilians in Palma Mozambique authorities should take urgent measures to protect civilians fleeing an armed Islamist group in the town of Palma, in northern Cabo Delgado province, Human Rights Watch said today. There has been heavy fighting since March 25, 2021, when the group known locally as both Al-Shabab and Al-Sunna

Mozambique: Multiple People Trapped in Mozambique Hotel After Militant Attack

March 27, 2021
As militants launched an attack on Mozambique’s Palma, workers are seeking refuge at the Amarula hotel. An operation is underway to rescue the workers, said the government. More than 180 people are trapped inside a hotel in a town in northern Mozambique, as it has been under siege by insurgents for the last three days.

Africa: U.S. Proscribes Isis Affiliates in Mozambique and DR Congo

March 14, 2021
The US Department of State on Wednesday designated two affiliates of ISIS operating in Mozambique and the DR Congo as Foreign Terrorist Organisations in a move meant to cut off supplies to the groups and restrict their leaders. In a statement, the Department said the ISIS-Mozambique and ISIS-DRC are Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) and

Mozambique: Harnessing the Power of Data to Assist Rape Survivor, 14, and Convict Rapist in Mozambique

March 11, 2021
MAPUTO, Mozambique–“You cannot solve a problem that you don’t understand” – so the saying goes. This is why it is critical to collect data if you want to make informed, evidenced-based decisions on ending sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). “To put an end to this violence, it is necessary to know the patterns and trends,

Mozambique: Covid-19 – Six More Deaths, 602 New Cases and 410 Recoveries

March 7, 2021
Maputo — The Mozambican health authorities on Saturday reported a further six deaths from the Covid-19 respiratory disease and 602 new cases. According to a press release from the Health Ministry, the latest victims were three men and three women, all Mozambican citizens, aged between 26 and 63, four of the deaths were declared on

Africa: Uganda, Mozambique Step to the Pitch for Maiden Taste of U-20 Afcon

February 14, 2021
East Africans Uganda will take on Mozambique in their opening game of the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations at the Olympic Stadium on Nouakchott on Monday afternoon. This will be the first time ever that the two countries will be playing at the tournament. Uganda, the CECAFA region Under-20 champions are charged to ensure

Mozambique: Problems With Astrazeneca Vaccine Are ‘Bucket of Cold Water’

February 9, 2021
Maputo — The discovery that the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 is not effective against the South African strain of the coronavirus is a “bucket of cold water” poured over the hopes of the region, declared Mozambique’s Deputy National Director of Public Health, Benigna Matsinhe, on Monday. The South African health authorities announced on Sunday that

Mozambique: Police Commander Sacks Frontier Police Leaders

January 28, 2021
Maputo — The General Commander of the Mozambican Police, Bernadino Rafael, announced on Wednesday that he has removed the entire command of the First Regiment of the Frontier Police, stationed at Namaacha, on the border between Mozambique and Eswatini. He added that all members of the frontier police stationed a few kilometres away at Macuacua

Mozambique: Cyclone Eloise Hits Beira

January 23, 2021
Maputo — As forecast, Cyclone Eloise hit the central Mozambican city of Beira early on Saturday morning, with winds of 140 kilometres an hour and gusts of up to 160 kilometres an hour, according to the independent television station, STV. The cyclone flooded much of the city, and left it without electricity, while mobile phone

Mozambique: Coastal City of Beira Braces for Another Hit

January 22, 2021
Geneva — The Mozambican city of Beira and the region around it are bracing for the impact of tropical storm Eloise, expected to make landfall soon. “Even if Eloise doesn’t make landfall directly on Beira, there is a very high probability that Beira is going to be hit by these very high winds and heavy

Mozambique: Nyusi Urges Cne Leadership to Be Impartial and Objective

January 21, 2021
Maputo — Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday urged the leadership of the National Elections Commission (CNE) to work with objectivity, impartiality, competence and zeal. He was speaking at a ceremony in Maputo where he swore into office the chairperson and two deputy chairpersons of the CNE. The chairperson is the Anglican bishop of the

Mozambique: New Army Leadership Urged to Re-Establish Peace

January 20, 2021
Maputo — Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has urged the new leadership of the Mozambican Armed Forces (FADM) to re-establish peace in the northern districts of Cabo Delgado province, as well as to swiftly restore order in Manica and Sofala provinces in the country’s central region. Nyusi posed those challenges on Wednesday in Maputo when swearing

Mozambique: UN to Shine Urgent Spotlight On Cabo Delgado Crisis

January 19, 2021
Geneva — After developing under the radar for a number of years, what has been described as a humanitarian disaster in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado region is now grabbing the United Nations’ attention. The UN is so concerned that the regional directors for Southern and Eastern Africa of various of its agencies will jointly address

Mozambique: Covid-19 – 261 Recoveries, 62 New Cases and One Death

December 31, 2020
Maputo — The Mozambican health authorities on Tuesday reported that a further 261 people have made a full recovery from the Covid-19 respiratory disease. According to a press release from the Ministry of Health, this brings the total number of recoveries to 16,439 – which is 89.5 per cent of all those diagnosed with Covid-19

Mozambique: Nyusi Inaugurates New Bridge in Cabo Delgado

December 28, 2020
Maputo — Bilibiza (Mozambique), 28 Dec (AIM) – Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Monday inaugurated a 300 metre long metallic bridge over the Montepuez river in Bilibiza, in Quissanga district, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. The metallic bridge replaces the conventional bridge which collapsed almost exactly a year ago. In early January, the

Mozambique: Sasol Pulling Out of Ressano Garcia Power Station

December 23, 2020
Maputo — The South African petrochemical giant Sasol has announced that it is selling its share of the gas-fired Ressano Garcia Thermal Power Station (CTRG), in the far south of Mozambique to the Nigerian company, Azura Power Limited, for 145 million US dollars. Sasol has a 49 per cent holding in CTRG. The other 51

Mozambique: Fighting Displaces Over 500,000 in Northern Mozambique, Reports UN Refugee Agency

December 18, 2020
Attacks by armed groups and worsening insecurity in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado, Nampula, Zambezia and Niassa provinces have displaced more than 530,000 people, many of whom have been forced to move multiple times, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday. According to the agency, majority of the affected families have sought refuge in the safer

MOZAMBIQUE : Works launch now within sight for Temane power plant

December 8, 2020
The four companies in charge of building the Temane power station – British electricity producer Globeleq, British infrastructure project developer EleQtra, South African firm Sasol, and the state-owned Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) – plan to start work at the site in April 2021. Source link

ISIS-linked terrorists behead more than 50 people in Mozambique

November 10, 2020
Terrorists linked to ISIS turned a soccer pitch in Mozambique into a three-day “execution ground” — beheading and chopping up more than 50 people, according to local officials. The execution squad first attacked several villages in Miudumbe and Macomia, abducting women and children and burning down homes, police told a press conference, according to Al