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2017-03-23 Soccer - Footballers Isaac and Pirolito Sidelined for Mozambique Clash
[ANGOP] Luanda -The right-back Isaac (1┬║ de Agosto) and midfielder Pirolito (Interclube) will miss the friendly match against Mozambique on Saturday in Maputo, Angop learnt on Wednesday.

2017-03-20 SADC to Set Up Fund for Natural Disasters
[AIM] Mbabane -The extraordinary summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) held in Swaziland on Saturday decided to set up a regional fund to deal with natural disasters, such as droughts, cyclones, floods and insect pests, which frequently affect SADC members.

2017-03-20 Basketball Team Loses to Mozambique
[The Herald] ZIMBABWE will have to wait for the play-offs of the AfroBasket qualifiers to pursue their hopes of securing a ticket to the championships in August after losing to Mozambique in the qualifiers at the City Sports Centre yesterday.

2017-03-20 Control Stamps Obligatory for Tobacco
[AIM] Maputo -In an attempt to stamp out contraband, the Mozambican Tax Authority (AT) has banned the production, import and sale of tobacco products that do not carry an official control stamp.

2017-03-17 Supreme Court Proposes to Cut Judges' Holidays
[AIM] Maputo -In a major shake-up of the Mozambican legal system, the country's judges will now find their annual holiday entitlement cut from two months to one.

2017-03-17 Maputo Water Supply Remains Critical
[AIM] Maputo -Despite a recent increase in the level of water stored in the Pequenos Libombos dam, the water supply for the Greater Maputo Metropolitan Area remains critical, warned Mozambique's Minister of Public works, Carlos Bonete on Thursday, cited by the independent television station STV.

2017-03-16 Nation's Debt Crisis - Trawling for Answers
[Africa Research Institute] Less than two decades after it was granted debt relief, the Government of Mozambique again finds itself unable to honour obligations to international creditors. Pending the publication of an audit of US$2 billion of borrowing by Mozambican companies afforded questionable sovereign guarantees, Africa Research Institute and Zitamar News convened a webinar with four expert panellists: Roberto Tibana, principal consultant at Analitica-RJT; Anne Fr├╝hauf, senior vice president with Teneo Intelligence; Tariq

2017-03-16 Exxon Buys Half of ENI's Part of Area 4 Gas for $2.8 bn; Government Could Get $300-500 mn
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Exxon-Mobil has bought 25% of the Area 4 block offshore of Cabo Delgado for $2.8 bn. This promises a windfall capital gain tax payment later this year. This gives the government an important cushion in on-going negotiations, and will help Mozambique to hold out for better terms with both the IMF and creditors.

2017-03-16 Dhlakama Extends Ceasefire to 4 May
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Renamo head Afonso Dhlakama Friday (3 March) announced that "from 4 March, tomorrow, to 4 May this year, we will have a 60 day cease fire." (In fact, there are 61 days between 4 March and 4 May.) He was speaking by telephone from his base in Gorongosa to a press conference in Maputo.

2017-03-16 Electoral Body Proposes Budget for Elections
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's National Elections Commission (CNE) has proposed a budget of 900 million meticais (about 13.3 million US dollars, at current exchange rates), to cover the requirements of both the 2018 municipal elections and the 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections.

2017-03-16 Bus Workers Threaten Strike Action
[AIM] Maputo -Workers of the Maputo municipal bus company (EMTPM) have threatened to go on strike as from Monday, reports the independent television station STV.

2017-03-16 Japan Offers Grant Aid for Mozambique's Fuel Needs
[AIM] Tokyo -The Japanese government has promised to help Mozambique overcome its current fuel difficulties.

2017-03-15 Elephant Tusks Seized in Maputo Market
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police on Friday arrested two men caught trying to sell 22.5 kilos of elephant tusks in Maputo Central Market.

2017-03-16 Japanese Businesses Urged to Invest in Mozambique
[AIM] Tokyo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has urged Japanese businesses to invest in Mozambique, to take advantage of the enormous potential the country offers and thus contribute to its growth and development.

2017-03-15 President Jacob Zuma Commits to Intensified Action to Combat Crime Near Mozambican Border
[SA Govt] President Jacob Zuma has undertaken that Government will take visible action to combat crime in the Mhlabuyalingana Local Municipality in northern KwaZulu-Natal which is causing tension between South Africans and Mozambicans.

2017-03-15 220,000 Register for Military Service
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Defence Ministry announced on Monday that it has registered 220,211 people for military service, in the registration period that ran from 2 January to 28 February.

2017-03-15 Nation Wary of Cholera Spread From Mozambique
[CAJ News] Lilongwe -MALAWI is on high alert following the outbreak of the deadly cholera in the neighbouring Mozambique, particularly in the border regions. The water borne disease has broken out Moatize in Tete Province, which is a popular destination township for shopping for people from Malawi's Mwanza and thousands of business people from across the country. Three people returning from Mozambique have been treated as cholera suspected cases at Gaga Health Centre in Changoima, which is situated close to the border with Moz

2017-03-15 President Addresses Border Communities' Crime Concerns
[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -President Jacob Zuma says government will take visible action to combat crime in KwaZulu-Natal that is causing tension between South Africans and Mozambicans.

2017-03-15 Companies Invited to Participate in Mozambique Trade Mission
[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Companies in the agriculture, infrastructure and steel fabrication sectors, among others, have been called on to apply to participate in the Department of Trade and Industry's (dti) trade and investment mission to Mozambique.

2017-03-15 President Visits Tokyo Gas Complex
[AIM] Tokyo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Tuesday visited the industrial complex operated by Tokyo Gas, the largest natural gas utility in Japan, and held talks with the company management.

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