Nyusi Calls for Increased Botswana Use of Maputo Port
[AIM] Gaberone -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Monday said he hopes Botswana will increase the use of Maputo port for its imports and exports.
Tender Launched for Allocation of Air Routes
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambique Civil Aviation Authority, the aviation regulatory body, on Tuesday launched a public tender for the allocation of domestic, regional and intercontinental routes, and asked interested Mozambican and foreign companies to apply for them.
Unions Unhappy At New Minimum Wages
[AIM] Maputo -The largest of Mozambique's two trade union federations, the OTM (Mozambican workers Organisation) has declared its dissatisfaction at the new minimum wages announced by the government last week.
Gang Springs Criminals From Police Car
[AIM] Maputo -Armed criminals attacked a police car in downtown Maputo on Monday, and released the two men which it was carrying to an interrogation in a nearby police station.
Govt Interested in Botswana Mining Experience
[AIM] Gaberone -Mozambique and Botswana could cooperate in the mining industry, declared President Filipe Nyusi in Gaberone on Tuesday.
Attorney General Highlights Greed and Violence
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Government wage cut
Former Mozambican Leader Chissano's Mother Dies
[East African] The mother of former Mozambican President Joachim Chissano is dead, the O PaÃs newspaper reported.
Mozambique and South Africa Extend Visa Waiver Period
[AIM] Maputo -Maputo, 20 Apr (AI) - The Mozambican and South African governments have agreed to extend the period in which citizens of one of the two countries can visit the other without an entry visa from 30 to 90 days.
Attorney-General Denies Delaying Kroll Audit
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Attorney-General Beatriz Buchili on Thursday denied that her office was deliberately dragging its feet in extending the deadline for the audit into the security-related companies Ematum (Mozambique Tuna Company), Proindicus and MAM (Mozambique Asset Management).
Minimum Wage Falls Below U.S.$60 for First Time in Decade
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] The lowest non-agricultural minimum wage, for civil servants, has fallen below $60 per month for the first time since 2006. In 2006 it was $54.50/month, but by 2014 it had risen to $98.65/mo; for 2017 it has fallen back to $59.51/mo.
Nyusi Defends New Airport for Gaza
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Wednesday defended the planned construction of an international airport in the southern province of Gaza, on the grounds that this would have an enormous potential for stimulating economic development, particularly in tourism.
Governor Asks Dhlakama's Father to Help Secure Peace
[AIM] Maputo -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.
Rhino Horns Seized At Maputo Airport
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police and customs authorities on Saturday seized 10.5 kilos of rhinoceros horns at Maputo International Airport.
Beira Central Hospital Deep in Debt
[AIM] Maputo -Beira central hospital, the largest health unit in Sofala province, currently owes its suppliers about 80 million meticais (around 1.2 million US dollars, at current exchange rates), according to a report in the daily paper "Diario de Mocambique".
Religious Body Proposes 'Peace Summit' in Beira
[AIM] Maputo -A little known religious group, calling itself the Platform for Prophetic Mission and Revival, on Tuesday declared that it is organizing what it calls the "first national summit on peace and national reconciliation" in the central Mozambican city of Beira.
Somali Accused of Human Trafficking
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police in the northern province of Nampula have arrested a 22 year old Somali citizen, named as Assane Checaly, on charges of trafficking people to South Africa.
Mayor of Beira Withdraws Libel Suit
[AIM] Maputo -The mayor of the central Mozambican city of Beira, Daviz Simango, has withdrawn a libel suit against the daily paper "Diario de Mocambique" (DM), according to a report in the latest issue of the independent weekly "Savana".
Advertising Festival Cancelled
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Association of Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Companies (AMEP) on Monday announced the cancellation of this year's Maputo International Advertising Festival.
Agreement Reached On Fare Increase for Maputo
[AIM] Maputo -Agreement has been reached on increasing the fares charged by the operators of private minibuses (known colloquially as "chapas") that provide much of the passenger transport in the greater Maputo area.
U.S. Support for WFP Mozambique Programme
[AIM] Maputo -The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed an additional contribution of 2.7 million US dollars from the United States to support pregnant and nursing women, and people living with HIV (PLHIV) or TB on anti-retroviral treatment in Mozambique.