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Mozambique Troops Have Withdrawn From Gorongosa Positions

Mozambique Troops Have Withdrawn From Gorongosa Positions

Mozambican Defence Minister Salvador M’tumuke has denied claims by Afonso Dhlakama, leader of the Renamo rebels, that Mozambican forces disobeyed the instructions given by President Filipe Nyusi to withdraw from positions near the Gorongosa mountain range, in the central province of Sofala. Speaking to reporters in Doa district, in Tete province, M’tumuke said the government […]

Train Collides With Seven Vehicles in Mozambique

Train Collides With Seven Vehicles in Mozambique

Five people were injured, one of them seriously, in a collision between a goods train and no less than seven vehicles in the southern Mozambican district of Magude on Sunday. The accident happened on a bridge at the entrance to Magude town, reports Tuesday’s issue of the daily paper “Noticias”. This bridge is both a […]

Bald Men Are Being Hunted Down In Mozambique

Bald Men Are Being Hunted Down In Mozambique

Authorities in Mozambique say bald men are being killed, allegedly because of the belief that their heads contain gold. So far five bald men have been killed, all in central Mozambique: two in May in Milange district close to the border with Malawi and three this month in the district of Morrumbala. Bald men across […]

Afonso Dhlakama Complains of ‘Slowness’ in Negotiations

Afonso Dhlakama Complains of ‘Slowness’ in Negotiations

Afonso Dhlakama, leader of the Mozambican rebel movement Renamo, on Wednesday complained at the slow pace of negotiations for a definitive peace between his militia and the Mozambican defence and security forces, but urged his followers to be patient. In another of his telephone press conferences, this time between his bush headquarters in the central […]

Tanzania Stands to Pocket $280,000 From Rents in Maputo, Says House Team

Tanzania Stands to Pocket $280,000 From Rents in Maputo, Says House Team

The nine-storey Tanzania Embassy building in Maputo, Mozambique, could earn the government an annual $280,000 (616m/-) in rent if its rehabilitation is completed in time. This emerged from key points of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security, which were yesterday put to debate on estimates for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and […]

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 […]

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