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2014-09-30 President Returns Luxury Car
[AIM]Maputo -Mozambican President Armando Guebuza announced on Tuesday that he is returning a luxury car which the Confederation of Mozambican Business Associations (CTA) illegally offered him at a dinner last Friday.

2014-10-01 Op-Ed - Progressive New Abortion Law Shows Mozambique's Commitment to Women's Reproductive Rights
[Daily Maverick]There are only a few countries in Africa where abortion is legal. In the next few weeks, Mozambique will become one of them, with President Armando Guebuza expected to sign a new bill into law. It is a major victory for women's reproductive rights in Mozambique, and an important legacy for the president as he prepares to step down next month.

2014-10-01 Military Observers Take Office On Wednesday
[AIM]Maputo -The delegations of the Mozambican government and of the former rebel movement Renamo to the long running government-Renamo dialogue announced on Monday that the mission of international military observers who will monitor the cessation of hostilities will officially take office on Wednesday, and will start its activities on 11 October.

2014-10-01 Afonso Dhlakama Campaigns in Zambezia
[AIM]Afonso Dhlakama, the presidential candidate of the country's largest opposition party, Renamo, on 29 September promised that, if elected, he will create industry in Milange in the central province of Zambezia.

2014-10-01 Filipe Nyusi Pledges to Continue Work of Previous Leaders
[AIM]Filipe Nyusi, the presidential candidate of the ruling Frelimo Party, on 29 September declared that the voters should choose him because he is committed to continuing the project begun 52 years ago, when Frelimo was formed as a liberation front to struggle for the country's independence.

2014-10-01 Joint Operating Centre for Maputo Corridor Launched
[AIM]A consortium of four transport operators from Mozambique, Swaziland and South Africa on 22 September launched a Joint Operating Centre (JOC) for the Maputo Corridor.

2014-10-01 ADB Approves Grant for Governance and Growth
[AIM]The board of directors of the African Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$29.36 million budget support grant to finance the first phase of the Economic Governance and Inclusive Growth Programme (EGIGP) in Mozambique.

2014-10-01 Frelimo Campaigner Kidnapped in Gorongosa
[AIM]Police have arrested three people in Gorongosa district, in the central province of Sofala, accused of beating and kidnapping a supporter of the ruling Frelimo Party who had been urging people in the area to vote for Frelimo and its presidential candidate, Filipe Nyusi.

2014-10-01 President Guebuza Urges Churches to Pray for Peaceful Campaign
[AIM]President Armando Guebuza on 28 September urged the country's churches to pray that conflicts between supporters of rival political parties do not occur again during the fortnight left of the election campaign prior to the presidential and parliamentary elections of 15 October.

2014-10-01 Frelimo Campaigner Beaten and Kidnapped
[AIM]Maputo -The Mozambican police have arrested three people in Gorongosa district, in the central province of Sofala, accused of beating and kidnapping a supporter of the ruling Frelimo Party who had been urging people in the area to vote for Frelimo and its presidential candidate, Filipe Nyusi, in the general elections scheduled for 15 October.

2014-10-01 Voting Materials Distributed in Manica
[AIM]Maputo -The reception and subsequent distribution of voting material in the central Mozambican province of Manica, for the general and provincial elections scheduled for 15 October, began on Monday.

2014-10-01 Dhlakama in Zambezia, Simango in Niassa
[AIM]Maputo -Afonso Dhlakama, the leader and presidential candidate of the former rebel movement Renamo, on Monday promised that, if elected, he will create industry in Milange, in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia.

2014-10-01 Nyusi Pledges to Continue Work of Past Frelimo Leaders
[AIM]Maputo -Filipe Nyusi, the presidential candidate of Mozambique's ruling Frelimo Party, on Monday declared that the voters should choose him because he is committed to continuing the project begun 52 years ago, when Frelimo was formed as a liberation front to struggle for the country's independence.

2014-10-01 ENH Signs Memorandum On Subsea Technologies
[AIM]Mozambique's National Hydrocarbon Company (ENH) signed three memorandums of understanding in Maputo on 18 September with the French engineering and construction company Technip, aimed at the transfer of technology and the training of technical staff.

2014-09-30 Renamo - a Three-Sided Coin?
[Fahamu]General elections will be held in Mozambique on 15 October. Incumbent president Armando Guebuza is constitutionally barred from seeking a third term. RENAMO is key player in these polls and the politics of Mozambique generally, although its influence has waned in recent years and its real agenda remains confusing

2014-09-30 Presidential Candidate Simango Attacked
[Mozambique Political Process Bulletin]The MDM election campaign entourage with its presidential candidate Daviz Simango was attacked in Chibuto Wednesday and in Xai-Xai, Chokwe and Macia in Tuesday.

2014-09-30 Frelimo Spending Too Much, Complains Dhlakama
[AIM]Maputo -Afonso Dhlakama, leader and presidential candidate of Mozambique's former rebel movement, Renamo, on Sunday attacked the election campaign of the ruling Frelimo Party, accusing it of spending too much money.

2014-09-30 Seized 26 Tips of Ivory in a Residence in Nampula
[Verdade]Two citizens of Mozambican nationality, identified by the names of Cristiano Ambrose and RemÃgio Estevão, 26 and 34 years old, were arrested on Tuesday morning (23) by the police of the Republic of Mozambique in Nampula, after being caught in possession of 26 tips of ivory.

2014-09-30 MDM Demands Cancellation of Biased TV Programme
[AIM]Maputo -The opposition Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM) has called on the Supreme Mass Media Council (CSCS), the press freedom watchdog body established under the Constitution, to order the cancellation of an election programme on the public television station, TVM, because of its manifest bias against the MDM.

2014-09-30 Frelimo Confident of Victory in Chimoio
[AIM]Maputo -Mozambique's ruling Frelimo Party is urging the electorate in the central city of Chimoio to vote for the party and its presidential candidate, Filipe Nyusi, in order to guarantee accelerated development of the city and of the entire country.

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