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2014-11-20 Poachers Without Borders
[ISS]Worldwide, the value of organised environmental crime is estimated to be between US$70 and US$213 billion annually. Global development assistance, by comparison, is estimated at US$135 billion per annum.

2014-11-20 The Urban Challenges of a Booming Maputo
[SciDev.Net]Mozambique has one of the fastest growing economies in Africa, driven by coal mining and other extractive industries. [1]

2014-11-20 Police Investigating Use of Firearms Against Tete Riot
[AIM]Maputo -The Mozambican police are investigating the use of live ammunition against rioting workers at a tobacco processing factory in the western city of Tete last Friday, according to a report in the Beira daily paper “Diario de Mocambique”.

2014-11-20 Constitutional Council Rejects Three MDM Appeals
[AIM]Maputo -The Constitutional Council, Mozambique's highest body in matters of constitutional and electoral law, has thrown out three appeals by the opposition Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM) against decisions by urban district courts in Maputo, all of which concerned the delays in accrediting its polling station monitors.

2014-11-20 Theft and Sabotage Cause EDM Heavy Losses
[AIM]Maputo -Mozambique's publicly owned electricity company, EDM, has suffered losses of more than 10 million meticais (about 323,000 US dollars) over the past nine months in the central province of Manica because of the theft of cables and metallic parts of pylons.

2014-11-20 Mozambican Coal On Way to India
[AIM]London -The Indian state-owned International Coal Ventures Ltd (ICVL) has announced that the first shipment of coal from its concession in central Mozambique is on its way to India.

2014-11-20 Government Sets Up Fund for Demobilised Soldiers
[AIM]Maputo -The Mozambican government on Tuesday set up a “Peace and National Reconciliation Fund” to provide loans for demobilised soldiers to help guarantee their reinsertion into society,

2014-11-20 Almost a Million Ounces of Gold At Fair Bride Deposit
[AIM]London -The Australian mining company Auroch Minerals has announced that its Fair Bride deposit in the central Mozambican province of Manica holds almost a million ounces of gold.

2014-11-19 Still No Advance in Disarming Renamo
[AIM]Maputo -After another fruitless round of dialogue between the Mozambican government and the former rebel movement Renamo on Monday, the country is no nearer to disarming and demobilising the Renamo militia.

2014-11-19 CTA Retreat
[AIM]Maputo -The CTA is to organize a retreat between Nov.14-15, 2014 in Bilene.

2014-11-19 Request for Opinion On the Proposal for the Regulation of the Mining Law
[AIM]Maputo -The CTA received a "Request for Opinion on the proposal for the Regulation of the Mining Law" from the office of Mineral Resources (MIREM) Minister Esperanca Bias.

2014-11-19 "CEP Is CTA"
[AIM]Maputo -On Wednesday Nov. 12, the CTA -- in collaboration with the GIZ (Gesellschaft  Internationale Zusammenarbeit - German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation) welcomed leaders from the Provincial Business Councils (CEPs) from all over the country at Hotel VIP in Maputo for the National Meeting on Reflections on the CEPs.

2014-11-19 Inauguration of CTA Facilities
[AIM]Maputo -The inauguration of the headquarters of the Confederation of Business Associations of Mozambique (CTA) took place on Thursday Nov.13 with the attendance of Armando Guebuza, the President of the Republic.

2014-11-19 Wealthy Businessman Kidnapped
[AIM]Maputo -Unidentified assailants on 12 November kidnapped a wealthy Mozambican businessman, Momad Bachir Suleiman, whom the US government accused in 2010 of being a drug baron.

2014-11-19 Kidnappers Release Reyma Ayoob
[AIM]Maputo -Reyma Ayoob, the 38 year old widow of murdered businessman Momad Khalib Ayoob, has been released by her kidnappers after spending 22 days in captivity, reports Tuesday's issue of the independent daily “O Pais”.

2014-11-19 Montepuez Marble Production to Resume
[AIM]The state-owned Mining Exploration Company (EMEM) on 14 November signed an agreement with the Sarla Group of India to resume production of marble at Montepuez in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.

2014-11-19 Passengers Detained With 41kg of Rhino Horn
[AIM]South African authorities on 31 November seized one of the largest ever haul of rhinoceros horns which were being transported on a plane from Maputo. The final destination of the two smugglers was Vietnam, where rhino horn is peddled as a miracle cure.

2014-11-19 EU and Unicef Deliver Equipment in Inhambane
[AIM]Maputo -The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the European Union on Monday delivered equipment for the Water and Sanitation Programme (AGUASANI) in the towns of Homoine, Jangamo and Morrumbene, in the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane.

2014-11-19 President Guebuza Lays First Stone for Incomati Dam
[AIM]President Armando Guebuza on 31 October laid the first stone for the construction of the Moamba Major dam on the Incomati River, in Maputo province.

2014-11-19 Chinese Companies to Operate Chibuto Sands
[AIM]Two Chinese companies on 3 November signed a contract with the Mozambican government to exploit the titanium-bearing heavy mineral sands in Chibuto district, in the southern province of Gaza.

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