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2017-07-22 'Nation's Debt Scandal - Impunity is the Catch of the Day'
[African Arguments] With crucial details about the $2 billion loans still secret, the people are paying the price for decisions made by elites and international banks.

2017-07-21 Full Audit Report on Secret Debt Must be Published - IMF
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] The full Kroll report on the secret debt must be published and the IMF also demands information on the use of the U.S.$2 billion loan money, it confirmed at a press conference in Washington yesterday, 20 July.

2017-07-20 Thumbs Down From IMF
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] The IMF mission which left Mozambique yesterday rejected what it had been offered by the government. The Kroll report on secret debt with its lack of "critical information" is again rejected. And the IMF made harsh demands for tax rises, spending cuts, no new investment and action on state companies. The IMF statement pointedly said "this mission will not result in a Board discussion," which means no new IMF programme this year and no resumption of aid which has been cut off.

2017-07-20 IMF Staff Concludes Visit
[IMF] An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Michel Lazare visited Mozambique from July 10-19, 2017 to discuss with the authorities measures needed to follow up on the recent audit report of EMATUM, Proindicus, and MAM public sector companies. The team also assessed recent economic developments and discussed monetary and fiscal policies in the context of the 2018 budget.

2017-07-19 Debt Scandal - Impunity is the Catch of the Day
[African Arguments] With crucial details about the $2 billion loans still secret, the people are paying the price for decisions made by elites and international banks.

2017-07-18 Govt Plans Construction of 1000 km Power Line
[The Herald] Zimbabwe is set to become a regional hub for power distribution by 2021 following plans to start construction of a 1 000-kilometre power line next year in partnership with stakeholders from Mozambique and South Africa, an official has said.

2017-07-18 Maputo's Residents Can Now Use Gas, but Dropping Charcoal Is Proving Hard
[The Conversation Africa] Like many other men and women in Mozambique's capital, Maputo, Agostinho feels optimistic about the future. After years of living in extreme poverty, he now has his own business and lives with his family in Zimpeto, a growing neighbourhood in the northern outer end of Maputo.

2017-07-17 Police Say Killings of Bald Men Started in Mozambique
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police in Phalombe say they are intensifying their hunt for a syndicate that is now killing people with balded heads on allegations such heads keep gold.

2017-07-17 Despite Repeated Failures, Agriculture Minister Still Wants Big Plantations
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] No new plantation has succeeded since independence, neither state nor private. But it has not stopped Frelimo leaders since Samora Machel from dreaming of giant mechanised farms funded by hundreds of millions of dollars from abroad. The latest is Jose Pacheco, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security and a member of the Frelimo Political Commission, who is offering 150,000 hectares of irrigation projects which need $2.5 billion in investment.

2017-07-13 Suzete's Battle - Women's Rights in Mozambique
[Al Jazeera] True gender equality might seem a remote dream. However, in Mozambique, small steps are being made in the fight for women's rights thanks to the passion and determination of women like Suzete Sangula.

2017-07-12 Xavier Names 22 Players for 'Operation Beat Madagascar'
[CAF] Mozambique coach Abel Xavier has named a 22-man squad ahead of their Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Kenya 2018 Second Round First leg clash away to Madagascar this weekend.

2017-07-11 Mozambique, World Bank, FAO Sign Agreement to Grow Forest Sector Reform
[FAO] Rome -Multi-year project will contribute to Sustainable Development Goals

2017-07-11 Delivering Healthy Diets in Mozambique
[The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition] Key figures from government, civil society and the private sector are attending a high-level meeting in Maputo, Mozambique, to discuss how to build on political backing and develop better coordinated, multi-sector strategies to deliver the high-quality, diverse diets required to tackle malnutrition.

2017-07-09 Time for Rising Nation to Soar
[allAfrica] Maputo - Twenty years ago, in 1997, President Joaquim Chissano arrived in Washington DC to attend the Corporate Council on Africa's First Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit. He came as the leader of a nation still feeling the social and economic effects of a protracted and devastating conflict.

2017-07-06 Catholic Bishops Demand Action On Secret Debt
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Catholic Church has added its voice to those demanding that the debts of the security-related companies Ematum (Mozambique Tuna Company), Proindicus and MAM (Mozambique Asset Management) be declard unconstitutional.

2017-07-06 Hidden Debts 'Should Be Declared Unconstitutional'
[AIM] Maputo -The Budget Monitoring Forum (FMO), a coalition of Mozambican civil society organizations, on Wednesday submitted a request to the Constitutional Council, the highest body in matters of constitutional law, to declare unconstitutional the inclusion of the country's "hidden debts" in the General State Accounts (CGE).

2017-07-06 Water Restrictions in Maputo Lifted
[AIM] Maputo -The restrictions on the supply of water to the Greater Maputo Metropolitan Area, imposed in January, have been lifted.

2017-07-06 Row Over Quelimane Elections Commission Chairman
[AIM] Maputo -A dispute has broken out in the central Mozambican city of Quelimane over whether the man chosen to chair the Quelimane district elections commission has lied about his credentials.

2017-07-06 Thieves Sabotage Buoys in Quelimane Port
[AIM] Maputo -Unknown individuals have been sabotaging the buoys that mark the access channel to the port of Quelimane, in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia, according to a Wednesday report on Radio Mozambique.

2017-07-05 Financial Times On Secret Debt; Renamo Says no Troops Withdrawn
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Surprising support for non-payment from Financial Times

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