Elections Will Take Place With or Without Dhlakama
[AIM]Maputo -Mozambique's presidential elections will take place in October, with or without the participation of Afonso Dhlakama, leader of the former rebel movement Renamo, declared the secretary for mobilisation and propaganda of the ruling Frelimo Party, Damiao Jose, on Sunday.
CPLP Science Ministers Draw Up Strategic Plan
[AIM]Maputo -Mozambique's Minister of Science and Technology, Luis Pelembe, has told reporters that, when Mozambique hands over the chairmanship of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Communities (CPLP) to East Timor later this year, it will be along with a strategic plan for multilateral cooperation to be approved on Tuesday.
Nyusi Introduced At Nampula Rally
[AIM]Maputo -The candidate of the ruling Frelimo Party for the Mozambican presidential election scheduled for 15 October, former defence minister Filipe Nyusi, on Tuesday promised to continue the work done by the four previous presidents of Frelimo, Eduardo Mondlane, Samora Machel, Joaquim Chissano and Armando Guebuza.
ENI Interested in Floating Gas Liquefaction Plant
[AIM]Maputo -The Italian energy company, ENI, is considering building a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant off the coast of the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado.
Renamo Demands Senior Positions in Armed Forces and Police
[AIM]Maputo -Mozambique's former rebel movement Renamo on Monday demanded senior posts in the armed forces and police as a condition for disarming its remaining gunmen, but the government rejected this demand as âan aberrationâ.
Tail of Plane Hits OR Tambo Tarmac
[Verdade]The tail of a Bombardier Q400 aircraft belonging to the Mozambican airline (LAM) made contact with the runway during its landing at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa on Monday April 7th, resulting in the complete closure of the runway for over an hour.
Education Minister At CPLP Meeting in Maputo
[ANGOP]Luanda -The minister of Education, Mpinda Simao, Tuesday left the city of Luanda for Mozambique to attend the meeting of Ministers of the CPLP, to be held in Maputo on 16 and 17 April.
Assembly Strengthens Rights of HIV+ Citizens
[AIM]The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on 10 April unanimously passed the first reading of amendments to strengthen the legislation defending HIV positive people.
U.S $85 Million for Fight Against Malaria
[AIM]The Health Ministry has received a grant of US$85 million from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to step up the fight against malaria.
Opposition Slams 'Fake Voter Cards'
[Verdade]Mozambique National Resistance, Renamo, in Nampula convened a press conference on 10 April to denounce cases of irregularities which took place in the registration stations in Angoche district, where Renamo officers apprehended a voter card with a fake stamp and without a digital mark, as well as the swopping of names, and Renamo believes that these actions form part of preparations for fraud in the 15 October elections.
New Stiffer Penalties for Poaching
[AIM]The Assembly of the Republic on 9 April unanimously passed the first reading of a bill on conservation areas, which dramatically increases the penalties for poaching, particularly of endangered species.
President Inaugurates Namialo - Lurio Road
[AIM]President Armando Guebuza on 12 April inaugurated the rebuilt stretch of the main south-south highway between the town of Namialo, in the northern province of Nampula, and the Lurio River, on the border with the neighbouring province of Cabo Delgado.
Nation to Miss Education Millennium Goals
[AIM]The Ministry of Education has admitted that the country will not attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for education by the cut-off date of next year.
New Nacala Port and Railway Ready By December
[AIM]Transport Minister Gabriel Muthisse has declared that the new port and coal terminal at Nacala-a-Velha, in the northern province of Nampula, and the railway linking it to the Moatize coal basin, will be concluded by December.
President Inaugurates Water Distribution Centre
[AIM]President Armando Guebuza on 7 April inaugurated the Sampene Water Distribution Centre, part of the water supply system for Quelimane, capital of Zambezia province.
Anadarko Pays Capital Gains Tax
[AIM]The US oil and gas company Anadarko has paid the Mozambican treasury US$520 million in capital gains tax, the chairperson of the Mozambican Tax Authority, Rosario Fernandes, announced on 25 March.
President Inaugurates Pemba Airport Terminal
[AIM]President Armando Guebuza on 25 March inaugurated a new terminal at the international airport in Pemba, capital of the northern province of Cabo Delgado.
Mozambican MPs Arrive to Exchange Experience
[ANGOP]Luanda -A delegation of deputies assigned to the Board of Directors of the National Assembly of Mozambique starts Tuesday in Luanda, a four-day visit to study and exchange experience about the workings of the Board of Directors of the Angolan Parliament.
Rapists Go Unpunished As Parliament Does Not Review the Penal Code in Mozambique
[Verdade]While the Mozambican government treats rape as a petty crime with no urgency for seeking a solution and while the Assembly of the Republic approves a proposed Penal Code fraught with vile provisions which reinforce the lack of protection for rape victims, on March 30th, a 13-year-old was sexually assaulted by a group of three individuals in Namutequeliua neighborhood in Nampula city. In Maputo, a 35-year-old young man continues to subject his own 85-year-old mother to sexual abuse. These are two more cases
Kidnapping Suspect Arrested
[AIM]Maputo -The Mozambican police have arrested a businessman of Asian origin, named Manish Cantilal, in connection with the wave of kidnappings in Maputo and the neighbouring city of Matola.