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UN, Mozambique host first-ever forum to fight trafficking of people with albinism

UN, Mozambique host first-ever forum to fight trafficking of people with albinism

United Nations agencies are joining forces with governments in Southern Africa in a push to strengthen protections for persons with albinism, who often fall victim to a raft of abuses, including maiming, trafficking and even murder, linked to the belief that their parts have magical powers in witchcraft potions. A two-day regional forum on preventing […]

Mozambicans Pay Dearly for a President’s Financial Mistake

Mozambicans Pay Dearly for a President’s Financial Mistake

Diagnosed HIV-positive two years ago, Kayana Kandagona* suffers regular episodes of dizziness. However, this is not the cause of the 34-year-old’s anxiety as she waits for a routine appointment at a faith-based organisation’s outpatient clinic in the Mozambican capital, Maputo. Cradling her three-month-old HIV-negative daughter she explains that her 12-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son are […]

Mozambique Indefinite Truce – Debt Guarantee Confirmed

Mozambique Indefinite Truce – Debt Guarantee Confirmed

As expected, Renamo head Afonso Dhlakama this morning (Thursday 4 May) announced an indefinite extension of the cease fire. The announcement was made by telephone from his base in Gorongosa to a press conference in Maputo. He confirmed that he has remained in regular phone contact with President Filipe Nyusi. He linked the cease fire […]

Governor Helena Taipo Asks Afonso Dhlakama’s Father to Help Secure Peace

Governor Helena Taipo Asks Afonso Dhlakama’s Father to Help Secure Peace

The governor of the central Mozambican province of Sofala, Helena Taipo, on Friday called on regulo (chief) Mangunde, who is the father of Afonso Dhlakama, leader of the rebel movement Renamo, and asked him to help persuade his son to transform the current truce into a definitive peace. Taipo was making an official trip to […]

Former Mozambican Leader Chissano’s Mother Dies

Former Mozambican Leader Chissano’s Mother Dies

The mother of former Mozambican President Joachim Chissano is dead, the O País newspaper reported. The paper said Mrs Mariana Muianga aka Vovó Mariana, died at Instituto do Coração (ICOR) in the capital Maputo on Tuesday . Mrs Muianga, a widow, was born on December 9, 1915. Mr Chissano, 78, was Mozambique’s second president from […]

Confusion and Spin in Mozambique Secret Debt Saga

Confusion and Spin in Mozambique Secret Debt Saga

Secret Debt: Maleiane defends feasibility study that Comiche damned, but blames banks for accepting study Economy and Finance Minister Adriano Maleiane defended the feasibility study which was used to justify the $2 billion in secret loans, speaking at a press conference 27 December. In effect, he directly challenged the parliamentary commission, headed by former finance […]

Botswana rocked by strongest EVER 6.8 earthquake sending tremors across Southern Africa

Botswana rocked by strongest EVER 6.8 earthquake sending tremors across Southern Africa

BOTSWANA has been rocked by what appears to be its strongest ever earthquake – just hours after South Africa was also struck. This afternoon’s earthquake has measured 6.8 on the Richter scale – a rare strong quake for Africa. It is unknown whether much damage has been caused by the quake, which occurred at around 5.40pm […]

Swaziland Wants Land From South Africa And Mozambique

Swaziland Wants Land From South Africa And Mozambique

Swaziland wants to annexe large parts of South Africa and Mozambique on behalf of the kingdom’s autocratic ruler, King Mswati III. The territory it seeks includes the administrative capital Pretoria. The Border Determination Special Committee (BDSC) said Friday (24 March 2017) large areas of South Africa belonged to the Swazi nation and had been taken […]

Maputo Water Supply Remains Critical

Maputo Water Supply Remains Critical

Despite a recent increase in the level of water stored in the Pequenos Libombos dam, the water supply for the Greater Maputo Metropolitan Area remains critical, warned Mozambique’s Minister of Public works, Carlos Bonete on Thursday, cited by the independent television station STV. The water supply for Maputo, the neighbouring city of Matola and Boane […]

President Filipe Nyusi to Promote Mozambican Gas in Japan

President Filipe Nyusi to Promote Mozambican Gas in Japan

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi hopes to persuade Japan to purchase Mozambican natural gas, and to become involved in priority energy projects in Mozambique, according to the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Leticia Klemens. She was speaking to reporters in Tokyo ahead of the arrival of Nyusi for an official visit at the invitation of […]

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