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Heroin is Mozambique’s Second Biggest Export

Heroin is Mozambique’s Second Biggest Export

Mozambique is a significant heroin transit centre and the trade has increased to 40 tonnes or more per year, making it a major export which contributes up to $100 mn per year to the local economy. For 25 years the trade has been controlled by a few local trading families and tightly regulated by senior […]

Students pressured to have sex for grades in Mozambique

Students pressured to have sex for grades in Mozambique

Sex for Grades: School is supposed to be a place where children learn and grow in safety. But millions of girls in Africa are subjected to teachers demanding sex as a condition of giving them their exam grades. Kiki King went to Mozambique to investigate the disturbing phenomenon of sex for grades.

Mozambique’s mysterious insurgency burning villages and beheading civilians

Mozambique’s mysterious insurgency burning villages and beheading civilians

Cabo Delgado, a coastal province in Mozambique’s extreme north, is no stranger to hardship. This is one of the poorest regions in the country, long marginalised both politically and economically. Jobs are scarce, most of the population is illiterate and dissatisfaction with the government runs deep. Nonetheless, few observers predicted that this sleepy province would […]

Malawi Security On Alert After Mozambique Islamists Attacks

Malawi Security On Alert After Mozambique Islamists Attacks

Government has said its security agents are on alert after Islamists attacks in Mozambique. Home Affairs and Internal Security minister Cecilia Chazama said the government was monitoring the situation in northern Mozambique very closely. “We are aware of the attacks on innocent people in some areas in northern Mozambique and we are monitoring the situation […]

Sharp rise in number of Islamist militant attacks in Africa

Sharp rise in number of Islamist militant attacks in Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa suffers under a sharp rise in the number of Islamist militant attacks. In its report Changing Patterns in Terrorism and the Threat to Business, Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com), the specialist global risk consultancy, finds that the number of incidents rose from 317 in 2013 to 1,549 for the period April 2017 to April 2018. […]

Mozambique Local Officials Unable to Answer Nyusi’s Questions

Mozambique Local Officials Unable to Answer Nyusi’s Questions

The incompetence of several local officials in the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane was exposed on Saturday, when they proved unable to answer simple questions about their work asked by President Filipe Nyusi. On the third day of a working visit to Inhambane, Nyusi met with district directors and locality heads in Homoine district, and […]

Mozambique Terrorists Burn Down 44 Houses

Mozambique Terrorists Burn Down 44 Houses

The terrorist group, known locally as “Al Shabaab”, last Thursday attacked the village of Ibu, in Macomia district, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, where they burnt down 44 houses, according to a report in Monday’s issue of the independent newssheet “Mediafax”. The houses destroyed were all traditional huts, covered with thatch. The […]

Mozambique has to know what it is dealing with on the ground to plan effective counter-measures.

Mozambique has to know what it is dealing with on the ground to plan effective counter-measures.

During the last two weeks attacks in northern Mozambique continued unabated. On Monday 12 June, unidentified assailants attacked the village of Nathuko, located at the administrative post of Quiterajo, Macomia District in Cabo Delgado province. Militants burned about 100 houses and beheaded an elderly man who refused to abandon his house, whereas other residents fled […]

Mozambique Gemfields Ruby Auction Raises Record 72 Million Dollars

Mozambique Gemfields Ruby Auction Raises Record 72 Million Dollars

The London-based mining company Gemfields on Monday announced that last week’s auction in Singapore of rough rubies from its mine in the northern Mozambican district of Montepuez raised a company record of 71.8 million US dollars. Of the 86 parcels of rubies available at the auction, 82 were sold – fetching an average price of […]

Experts Alarmed at Rise of Mozambique Jihadi Terrorism

Experts Alarmed at Rise of Mozambique Jihadi Terrorism

On Friday, the U.S. embassy in Mozambique issued a security alert, warning all U.S. citizens to avoid visiting the Palma district in Cabo Delgado province, and urging those already there to “consider departing the area immediately.” The embassy issued the warning “in light of information pointing to the likelihood of imminent attacks on government and […]

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