Evidence in Military Fraud Case Goes Missing
[AIM] Maputo -Documents proving the issue of fraudulent cheques by the finance department of the Mozambican Army Command have disappeared, according to a report in Friday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias".
Another Businessman Kidnapped in Maputo
[AIM] Maputo -Another businessman of Asian origin was kidnapped in Maputo, on Tuesday, in broad daylight, in the coastal neighbourhood of Triunfo.
State Has Enough Money to Pay Wages, Minister Guarantees
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's Minister of Economy and Finance, Adriano Maleiane, on Thursday assured state employees that they have nothing to worry about, even though many of them had not yet received their November wages.
PM Urges Renamo to Disarm Voluntarily
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario on Thursday urged members of the illegal militia operated by the former rebel movement Renamo to surrender their guns and return to Mozambican society.
Major Corruption Discovered in Army Command
[AIM] Maputo -Three members of the Mozambican armed forces (FADM) have been detained in connection with a massive corruption scheme in which 33 million meticais (about 623,000 US dollars at current exchange rates) was siphoned out of state coffers, according to a report in Thursday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias".
Cahora Bassa Not the Cause of Cheap South African Power
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Pedro Couto, on Thursday denied a claim by the former rebel movement Renamo that electricity is cheaper in South Africa than in Mozambique because power from the Cahora Bassa dam on the Zambezi is sold far too cheaply to South Africa.
Africa's Child Marriage Crisis - the View From Mozambique
[Daily Maverick] It's an often-overlooked crisis that more than 125 million African women are or were child brides. As the African Union meets in Lusaka to figure out how to stop the practice, SIMON ALLISON travels to Mozambique to see how child marriage impacts local communities
Caterpillar's Free E-Learning Portal Targets Future Technicians in Nigeria, DRC and Mozambique
[CIO] Caterpillar has announced that it has launched the pilot-phase of the Technicians for Africa Project, an e-learning website for people who aspire to become a technician in Nigeria, Mozambique and DR Congo.
EU Announces Continued Support for Mozambique
[AIM] London -On Thursday the European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, signed in Brussels an agreement with Mozambican Deputy Foreign Minister Nyeleti Mondlane which covers 734 million euros (779 million US dollars) worth of support.
Government Announces Measures Against Deforestation
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Minister of Land, Environment and Rural Development, Celso Correia, on Wednesday announced a series of measures to halt the deforestation the country has been suffering.
Nyusi Visits Manhica Health Centre
[AIM] Maputo and Manhica -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi declared on Wednesday, in the district of Manhica, about 80 kilometres north of Maputo, that health care is one of his government's top priorities.
Mustang Resources Raises Funds for Montepuez Ruby Project
[AIM] London -The Australian mining company Mustang Resources has raised 5.75 million US dollars to fund the development of its graphite, diamond and ruby assets in Mozambique.
Prominent Businessman Under Investigation
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police have confirmed that prominent businessman Silvestre Bila is under investigation after "strong evidence of illicit activity" was found, reports Wednesday's issue of the independent newsheet "Mediafax".
Renamo Deputy Insults President
[AIM] Maputo -Antonio Muchanga, a prominent deputy in the parliamentary group of Mozambique's main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, may be facing parliamentary sanctions, following a gratuitous insult he threw at President Filipe Nyusi during Wednesday's question and answer session between the deputies and members of the government.
PM - Currency Depreciation Should Not Cause Despair
[AIM] Maputo -Although a matter of concern, the recent depreciation of the Mozambican currency, the metical, "should not plunge us into pessimism leading to panic and despair", urged Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario on Wednesday.
India Is Helping Country Meet Energy Needs
[The Conversation Africa] Like many African countries, Mozambique faces extractive ventures that exploit its natural resources. Previously they came from the global north, but they increasingly originate from new players in the global economy such as Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (or BRICS). Whether the new investors will be more socially or environmentally responsible than the older ones remains to be seen.
New Vaccine Against Polio Introduced
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Health Ministry intends to introduce a new vaccine against poliomyelitis, which will be officially launched on Friday in Manhica district, 89 kilometres north of Maputo.
Threats to Media From Political Interference, Economic Power and Organised Crime
[AIM] Maputo -Threats to the editorial independence of the Mozambican media come not only from political interference, but also from economic power and from organized crime, warned one of the country's most experienced journalists, Rogerio Sitoe, a former director of the Maputo daily "Noticias".
Mozambican Refugees Face Uncertain Future in Malawi
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambicans from the western province of Tete who fled into Malawi to escape clashes between gunmen of the former rebel movement Renamo and the defence and security forces, should return to the country as soon as possible, according to the administrator of Moatize district, Elsa da Barca.
Cholera Lethality Rate Remains Very Low
[AIM] Maputo -The lethality rate from cholera in Mozambique is extremely low, at only 0.6 per cent, the Health Minister, Nazira Abdula, told the country's parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Wednesday.