Gender Parity Challenge to Polls
[SANF]The holding of elections in southern Africa and the rest of the African continent has always created some interesting reading.
Finance Minister States Public Debt Is Sustainable
[AIM]Mozambique's total public debt, as of 31 December, stood at US$6.8 billion, Finance Minister Manuel Chang told the Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, 6 March.
Filipe Nyussi Elected Frelimo Presidential Candidate
[AIM]The Central Committee of Mozambique's ruling Frelimo Party on 1 March elected Defence Minister Filipe Nyussi as the party's candidate for the 15 October presidential election.
416,000 Receiving Anti-Retrovirals
[AIM]416,000 Mozambicans are receiving anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs that prolong the lives of HIV-positive people, Deputy Health Minister Nazira Abdula announced on 3 March.
Nine Truckloads of Illegal Word Seized
[AIM]The forestry and wild life services in the western province of Tete have seized nine large trucks carrying illegal loads of 160 cubic metres of unprocessed hardwoods.
Administrator Faces Corruption Charges
[AIM]The Central Office for the Fight against Corruption (GCCC) has charged the administrator and the permanent secretary of one of the districts of the northern province of Nampula of embezzling 1.1 million meticais (US$36,000).
Incomati Flood Laps At Edges of En1
[AIM]The flood surge down the Incomati River in southern Mozambique on 9 March reached Manhica district, about 80 kilometres north of Maputo, and was lapping at the edges of the country's main north-south highway.
Incomati Flood Spares Main Road North
[AIM]Maputo -Contrary to initial fears, the flood on the Incomati river in southern Mozambique has not yet spilled over the main north-south highway, cutting traffic between Maputo and the northern and central provinces.
Mass Sackings at Cashew Factory
[AIM]Maputo -The cashew processing factory Condor Nuts, located in the town of Alto Molocue, in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia, has sacked 425 workers, giving as its reasons a shortage of raw nuts to process, and a series of fines imposed by the Mozambican authorities.
"I Owe Nothing to Dhlakama" - MDM Leader
[AIM]Maputo -The leader of the opposition Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM) and mayor of Beira, Daviz Simango, has declared that he owes nothing to Afonso Dhlakama, leader of the former rebel movement Renamo.
Nampula-Niassa Passenger Trains Suspended
[AIM]Maputo -The Northern Development Corridor (CDN), the consortium which operates the railway from the northern Mozambican port of Nacala to Malawi, has announced the indefinite suspension of passenger trains between Nampula city and Cuamba, in the neighbouring province of Niassa, because of the activity of vandals on the line.
Fighting Goes On Despite Reforms
[Verdade]Maputo -When, in February, the Government and Renamo reached consensus on the revision of the electoral legislation, the Mozambicans started to dream of peace once again, after being under threat for a year.
Guebuza Lays First Stone for New Prison Complex
[AIM]Maputo -Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on Friday laid the first stone for the construction of a new prison complex at Moamba, about 60 kilometres northwest of Maputo.
Govt to Address Prisoner Abuse Claims With Moz Authorities
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) says government has taken note of media reports alleging that South African female prisoners in Mozambique are subjected to sexual abuse and related hardships.
Incomati Flood Laps At Edges of Main Road North
[AIM]Maputo -The flood surge down the Incomati river in southern Mozambique has reached Manhica district, about 80 kilometres north of Maputo, and is lapping at the edges of the country's main north-south highway.
Opposition Calls for Release of Political Prisoners
[AIM]Maputo -Mozambique's former rebel movement Renamo has raised yet another pre-condition to be met before it will lay down its arms - the release of what it calls "political prisoners".
Frelimo Sets Up Election Office
[AIM]Maputo -Mozambique's ruling Frelimo Party on Friday announced the creation of an Office to Prepare for the General Elections scheduled for 15 October.
Mining Companies Failing to Fund Communities
[AIM]Maputo -Most of the mining companies operating in the western Mozambican province of Tete are not honouring their legal obligation to channel part of their revenues to the development of the local communities.
Can the New Kids On the Block Usher in a New Era of Politics?
[ThinkAfricaPress]The rapid rise of the opposition MDM looks set to break apart Mozambique's historically bipolar political landscape.
Incomati Flood Reaches Magude
[AIM]Maputo -The flood surge down the Incomati river in southern Mozambique has passed through the town of Moamba, and has now reached Magude district.