Truce Still Hangs in the Balance
[The Conversation Africa] Christmas tidings of peace and goodwill in Mozambique seemed almost too good to be true after four years of sporadic but escalating civil conflict.
13 Companies Closed Down in Beira in 2016
[AIM] Maputo -627 workers lost their jobs in 2016 when 13 companies closed down in the central Mozambican port city of Beira, reports Friday's issue of the Beira daily "Diario de Mocambique".
Few Cases of Cheating Detected in Admission Exams
[AIM] Mauto -Entrance examinations for admission to the Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), the oldest institution of higher education in Mozambique, ended on Friday, with the university authorities claiming that all had gone smoothly.
LAM Former Financial Director Sentenced
[AIM] Maputo -The Maputo City Court on Wednesday sentenced the former financial director of Mozambique Airlines (LAM), Jeremias Tchamo, to a suspended jail term of two years, converted into a fine, for the crime of abusing his position.
EU Ambassador Optimistic About Peace Talks
[AIM] Maputo -The European Union ambassador to Mozambique, Sven von Burgsdorff, declared on Thursday his conviction that in the coming days there will be "notable advances" which could lead to the restoration of lasting peace.
Flood Alert On Some Rivers, but Umbeluzi Remains Low
[AIM] Maputo -Although several major Mozambican rivers are at or approaching flood alert level, in the far south the Umbeluzi river, on which Maputo depends for its water supply, remains dangerously low.
Farmers in Tambara Ask Government for Seeds
[AIM] Maputo -The governor of the central Mozambican province of Manica, Alberto Mondlane, promised on Thursday that the government weill continue to make seeds available to farmers to increase agricultural production in Tambara district.
Nampula Bus Fares Double
[AIM] Maputo -The minimum fare charged by the minibuses that guarantee much of the passenger transport in the northern city of Nampula will double next Monday, rising from five meticais (about seven US cents) to ten meticais.
Three People Die in Nampula Storms
[AIM] Maputo -Three people have died since Tuesday in storms in the northern Mozambican province of Nampula, reports Thursday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias".
Water Restrictions Hit Capital Maputo Amid Drought
[News24Wire] Mozambique's capital Maputo will only get piped water every other day from this week, as authorities battle worsening drought-induced shortages.
Policeman Shoots Child Dead in Beira
[AIM] Maputo -A policeman shot a seven year old child dead in the central Mozambican city of Beira on Tuesday, according to a report on the independent television station STV.
Renamo Accuses Defence Forces of 'Provocations'
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican rebel movement Renamo on Monday claimed that the truce declared by its leader, Afonso Dhlakama, is threatened by "provocations" by the government's defence and security forces.
Police Seize Ivory in Nampula
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police in the northern province of Nampula have announced the arrest of five individuals, all of them Mozambican citizens, in illicit possession of four elephant tusks.
Severe Water Restrictions for Maputo
[AIM] Maputo -The Maputo Regional Water Company (AdeM) has announced drastic restrictions in the water supply to the Greater Maputo Metropolitan Area (Maputo and Matola cities, and Boane district) as from Tuesday.
President Sends Condolences On Death of Portugal's Soares
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Saturday praised former Portuguese President Mario Soares, who has died in a Lisbon hospital at the age of 92, for his role in the struggle against Portuguese colonial-fascism, and for the independence of the then Portuguese colonies.
Murdered Policeman Had Been Suspended
[AIM] Maputo -The policeman murdered in central Maputo on Thursday night had been suspended from the police force, according to a report in Monday's issue of the independent newssheet "Mediafax".
Over 700 Hectares of Crops Inundated in Gaza
[AIM] Maputo -More than 700 hectares of crops have been inundated in the southern Mozambican province of Gaza thanks to heavy rains upstream in the Limpopo river basin, according to a Sunday report on Radio Mozambique.
LAM Aircraft Suffers Collision On Approach to Tete
[AIM] Maputo -A Boeing 737-700 aircraft owned by Mozambique Airlines (LAM) suffered damage to the front of its fuselage on Thursday when it collided with an object as it came in to land at Tete airport in the centre of the country.
Military Registration Campaign Launched
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Defence Ministry on Friday formally launched the 2017 military registration campaign at a ceremony in Michangulene, in Namaacha district, on the border with Swaziland.
Not Enough Evidence to Charge Bakhir Ayoob With Kidnapping
[AIM] Maputo -The Maputo City Attorney's Office has declined to press any charges against Bakhir Ayoob, a man whom the police had believed was a mastermind in the wave of kidnappings of business people that hit Mozambican cities as from late 2011.