The Anatomy of a Land Deal
[IRIN]Niassa -A multi-million dollar "ethical" plantation development in northwestern Mozambique - the initiative of a clutch of Scandinavian faith-based organizations - has faced alleged acts of sabotage by the very people it was designed to assist, illustrating the divisions between foreign benefactors and local communities.
Mozambique - Mining Resettlements Disrupt Food, Water
[HRW]Maputo -Many of the 1,429 households resettled to make way for Vale and Rio Tintoâ€™s international coal mining operations in Tete province, Mozambique have faced serious disruptions in their access to food, water, and work, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Mozambican governmentâ€™s speed in approving mining licenses and inviting billions of dollars in investment has outstripped the creation of adequate safeguards to protect directly affected populations.
UN Chief Promotes Education, Gender Empowerment
[UN News]Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the Government and people of Mozambique for steady progress in political development, but urged greater efforts to overcome human rights challenges, including discrimination and violence against women, through education and awareness-raising.
Rio Tinto Lays Off Workers in Mozambique
[AIM]Maputo -The Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto, which operates a gigantic open cast coal mine at Benga, in the western Mozambican province of Tete, announced on 9 May that it is laying off staff in its Mozambican operations due to losses in 2012 and forecast losses for this year.
President Guebuza Visits Shanghai
[AIM]Maputo -Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on 15 May arrived in Shanghai where he met with the cityâ€™s mayor and business figures. This is the last stop in the Presidentâ€™s working visit to China that began on 13 May.
Vodacom Launches M-Pesa in Mozambique
[AIM]Maputo -The Mozambican mobile phone operator Vodacom on 16 May in Maputo launched its M-Pesa cash transfer service. Speaking at the launch ceremony, Ernesto Gove, the governor of the Bank of Mozambique, said that the existence of a strong and stable financial system that is comprehensive and inclusive is an objective that must be realized for the benefit of people living in districts without any point of access.
Govt to Launch Papilloma Virus Vaccine Next Year
[AIM]Maputo -Health authorities in Mozambique will in 2014 begin to administer a vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV) that is responsible for the majority of cases of cervical cancer.
Pilot Food Programme to Benefit 88,000 Students
[AIM]Maputo -The Mozambican government on 14 May approved the National School Feeding Programme (PRONAE) which during its pilot phase will benefit 88,400 pre-primary and primary school children.
Mobile Health Clinics for Zambezia
[AIM]Maputo -A new initiative will be launched in June in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia to increase access to anti- retroviral treatments for those infected with the HIV virus that causes AIDS.
Bank of Mozambique Holds Interest Rates
[AIM]Maputo -The Bank of Mozambique on 9 May decided to keep its key interest rate at 9.5 per cent for the sixth month in a row.
South African Company Aveng Expanding in Mozambique
[AIM]Maputo -The South African Aveng Group has opened an office in Maputo as part of its expansion in Mozambique.
President Tours China in Search of Funds for Development
[AIM]Maputo -Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on 14 May continued with the second day of his tour of China.
Govt Rejects All Demands By Renamo
[The Herald]Maputo -The rejection came in a statement dated May 15, made public yesterday and signed by Cabinet Secretary Carlos Taju, and addressed to Augusto Mateus, head of the office of Renamo.
Vietnam - Mozambique Business Forum
[AIM]Maputo -The Embassy of the Republic of Mozambique and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized a Vietnam-Mozambique Business Forum, which will be held in the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, on June 11 and 13, 2013, respectively.
Business Conference in Mauritius
[AIM]Maputo -The CTA informs that a business conference bringing together the Ministers of Industry and Commerce, entrepreneurs and prominent members of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will be held on July, 4 and 5, at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre in Mauritius.
Push for LGBTI Rights in Moz Constitution
[OSISA]It has been a bad few weeks for the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in southern Africans with hate speech and arrests in Zambia and a pro-LGBTI group being forced to go to court in Botswana to seek recognition.
Chinese President Meets Mozambican President
[Focac]Beijing -Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday met with his Mozambican counterpart Armando Guebuza, hailing the African country as an all-weather friend.
General Assembly of the CTA Hold Session
Maputo -The XVth session of the General Assembly of the CTA was held on May 4, in the presence of the members of the CTA: representatives of federations, associations and chambers of commerce.
Local Accountabilities in Fragile Contexts - Experiences From Nepal, Bangladesh and Mozambique
[IDS]Newly published research by IDS and Helvetas on local accountabilities in fragile contexts reveals there is still much to learn about accountability in its many forms.
Minister of Family to Attend Gender Meeting in Maputo
[ANGOP]Luanda -The minister of Family and Promotion of Women, Filomena Delgado, will participate from 14 to 20 May in Maputo, Mozambique, in the Third Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment of the Portuguese Speaking Countries Community (CPLP).