We Don't Want to Pay the Debts, Say Unions
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican workers "do not want to pay for a commercial debt contracted by companies", declared Alexandre Munguambe, General Secretary of the country's main trade union federation, the OTM (Organisation of Mozambican Workers), at the traditional May Day parade in Maputo on Sunday.
House of Alleged Murderer Burnt Down
[AIM] Maputo -An angry crowd in the western Mozambican province of Tete on Friday burnt down a house and destroyed a car belonging to a man accused of murdering a nine year old girl and extracting her body parts.
Prosecutors Investigating Ematum, Proindicus and Mam
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican prosecutors have opened investigations into all three of the government-guaranteed loans, contracted in 2013-14, which have dramatically increased the country's foreign debt.
Nyusi Calls for Training in Disaster Management
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Friday proposed that the question of natural disasters should be added to the curriculum of the Mozambican Civic Service.
Hundreds Displaced as Hunger Bites
[AIM] Maputo -Hundreds of hungry Mozambicans are abandoning their homes in drought-stricken parts of the central province of Sofala and moving into the neighbouring province of Manica in search of food, reports the independent television station STV.
Mass Grave Story Denied
[AIM] Maputo -The authorities in the central Mozambican district of Gorongosa have denied the claim that a mass grave containing 120 bodies has been found in the district.
Obtala Resources Receives 900,000 Dollar Investment
[AIM] London -Obtala Resources, a company based in the British Channel Islands, on Friday announced that it has received 900,000 US dollars from Basic Materials Limited in return for a 17.5 per cent stake in its forestry concessions.
All Quiet, Despite Calls for Protests
[AIM] Maputo -Despite anonymous calls on social media for nationwide protests on Friday against the scandal of undisclosed government-guaranteed debts, there were, as far as AIM can ascertain, no demonstrations at all, anywhere in the country.
Mozambique and Swaziland Sign Memorandum
[AIM] Maputo -The governments of Mozambique and Swaziland signed a memorandum of understanding in Maputo on Thursday, with a view to stepping up cooperation in the areas of mineral resources, energy and water resources.
Britain Suspends Financial Aid
[AIM] Maputo -The British government on Thursday announced that it is suspending financial aid to Mozambique, in the wake of the scandal over undisclosed loans.
Public Debt Now U.S $11.64 Billion Dollars
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's total public debt stood at 11.64 billion US dollars, as of 31 December 2015, Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario announced on Thursday.
Situation Calm After Gunmen Attack - Defence Minister
[AIM] Maputo -The situation in the Chiramba administrative post, in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, is now "under control", after an attack by gunmen of the rebel movement Renamo was repelled, according to Defence Minister Atanasio M'tumuke.
World Bank Suspends Direct Budget Support
[AIM] Maputo -The World Bank has suspended its direct budget support to Mozambique, although Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario told a Maputo press conference on Thursday that the government has not yet been formally informed of this decision.
Kenmare Resources Plans to Raise U.S $275 Million Dollars
[AIM] London -The Irish company Kenmare Resources that operates a dredge mine in Moma district, on the coast of the northern Mozambican province of Nampula, announced today that it hopes to raise 275 million US dollars.
51 Deaths in Mozambican Prisons in First Quarter
[AIM] Maputo -More than 50 prisoners died in the first quarter of this year in Mozambique's prisons, mostly from HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, according to the National Prisons Directorate (SERNAP).
Secret Loans: What Happens Now?
[Mozambique News Reports & Clippings] Like a naughty schoolboy caught smoking in the bike shed who is then summoned to the school principal's office, Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario flew to Washington to appear before IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. Apparently he confessed to her that at least $1.35 billion in loans were taken out in secret without telling parliament or donors - or, most importantly, the IMF.
Govt Announces New Statutory Minimum Wages
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government on Tuesday approved the new statutory minimum wages, for all sectors of activity, with increases ranging from 1.15 to 12.5 per cent.
Renamo Driven Out of Chiramba
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican defence and security forces expelled gunmen of the rebel movement Renamo from the administrative post of Chiramba, in the central province of Sofala, on Tuesday morning, reports Wednesday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias".
Govt Starts Releasing Details On Debts
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government spokesperson, Deputy Health Minister Mouzinho Saide, on Tuesday justified previously undisclosed government debts as necessary for the "protection of strategic infrastructures".
Ricardo Muendane - an Incomplete Symphony?
[CAF] Few minutes following a historic qualification for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup, the attitude of Ricardo Muendane was everything but joyful.