Guebuza Steps Down as Ruling Party President
[AIM] Maputo -Armando Guebuza resigned as President of Mozambique's ruling Frelimo Party shortly after 11.00 on Sunday morning, on the final day of a meeting of the Frelimo Central Committee.
Central Committee Elects Nyusi Frelimo President
[AIM] Maputo -The Central Committee of Mozambique's ruling Frelimo Party on Sunday elected, with near unanimity, the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, to become the new President of the party, following Armando Guebuza's resignation earlier in the day.
Study Shows Dismally Low Rate of Contraceptive Use
[AIM] Maputo -The vast majority of young Mozambican women do not use contraception, and are thus exposed to the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV-AIDS) and unwanted pregnancies.
Mesquita Calls for Reduction in Roaming Charges
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's Minister of Transport and Communications, Carlos Mesquita, has called for a reduction in the exorbitant roaming fees charged by the country's mobile phone companies, reports the independent television station, STV.
Icelandic Aid for Water, Sanitation in Zambezia
[AIM] Maputo -The Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA) on Thursday announced a grant of 3.5 million US dollars which will be used to expand access to clean drinking water and decent sanitation in rural areas of the central Mozambican province of Zambezia.
Rebelo Accuses Guebuza of Intimidation
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's former minister of information, Jorge Rebelo, on Thursday accused Armando Guebuza, President of the ruling Frelimo Party, of "seeking to intimidate members of the Central Committee so that they don't debate relevant matters".
Square Kilometre Array Partner Countries Meet
[SAnews.gov.za] Ministers from African member countries of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) mega project met in Pretoria on Wednesday to discuss future cooperation in radio astronomy.
Peacemaking and Democracy in Mozambique - Lessons Learned, 1992-2014
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Molao Attends AERC Seminar
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Acting Assistant Minister of Agriculture, Mr Fidelis Molao, is in Mozambique for the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) senior policy makers seminar.
Guebuza Criticises Frelimo Members Who 'Disturb' the Party
[AIM] Maputo -Armando Guebuza, President of Mozambique's ruling Frelimo Party, on Thursday criticized unnamed members of Frelimo who "undertook activities which disturbed the normal functioning of the party bodies".
18 Million Dollars Needed for Maputo Post-Flood Repairs
[AIM] Maputo -Maputo City Council needs over 620 million meticais (about 18 million US dollars) to rebuild infrastructure damaged by storms and flooding in January.
Police and Renamo Clash in Chimoio
[AIM] Maputo -Units of the Mozambican police on Wednesday clashed with supporters of the former rebel movement Renamo in the central city of Chimoio, over the venue for a rally to be addressed by Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama.
Over 10,000 Water Sources Built or Repaired
[AIM] Maputo -In the five year period from 2010 to 2014, the Mozambican authorities built or rehabilitated about 10,100 water sources, according to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works, Maria Mathe.
MIA Couto Shortlisted for Man Booker International Prize
[AIM] London -Mozambique's best known novelist, Mia Couto, has been placed on the shortlist for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize.
Child Dies in Dondo Riot
[AIM] Maputo -A two year old child died and five other people, including a policeman, were injured on Monday in clashes outside the police command in the central Mozambican town of Dondo, about 30 kilometres west of Beira.
Succession Not Yet On Central Committee Agenda
[AIM] Maputo -The succession to Armando Guebuza as President of Mozambique's ruling Frelimo Party is not on the agenda of the Frelimo Central Committee meeting due to begin on Thursday, the Party spokesperson and Central Committee spokesperson for mobilisation and propaganda, Damiao Jose, told a Maputo press conference on Wednesday.
Sofala Government Criticises Education Directorate
[AIM] Maputo -The governor of the central Mozambican province of Sofala, Helena Taipo, has insisted that the education authorities in the province must do everything in their power to complete school buildings left unfinished by dishonest contractors,
Kidnapped Girl Released
[AIM] Maputo -Mariamo Mussa, a 19 year old girl who was kidnapped in central Maputo last Friday, was released on Tuesday morning, according to a report in the Maputo daily "Noticias".
Cistac Murder - Diplomats Press Nyusi
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Monday met separately with African and European Union diplomats accredited in Maputo who expressed concern about the political tensions in the country and the unsolved murder of constitutional lawyer Gilles Cistac.
Prison Authorities Retaliate Against Whistle Blower
[AIM] Maputo -The managers of Beira Central Prison have compulsorily transferred an inmate who complained of mistreatment during a visit to the prison by the Sofala Provincial Chief Attorney, Carolina Azarias, a fortnight ago.