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2014-09-15 Dhlakama Makes Unexpected Appearance in Chimoio
[AIM]Maputo -Afonso Dhlakama, leader of Mozambique's former rebel movement Renamo, on Friday surprised the population of Chimoio, capital of the central province of Manica, when he arrived unannounced at the local airport, according to a report in the Beira daily paper “Diario de Mocambique”.

2014-09-15 Frelimo, MDM and Renamo All Claim Defections
[AIM]Maputo -Each of the three main parties contending the Mozambican general elections scheduled for 15 October - the ruling Frelimo Party, the former rebel movement Renamo, and the Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM) - are claiming defections from the other parties.

2014-09-15 Police Find Firearm in Campaign Motorcade
[AIM]Maputo -The Mozambican police have detained three people who were found in illegal possession of a firearm during a political party motorcade in the current general election campaign.

2014-09-15 Simango Promises Mechanised Agriculture
[AIM]Maputo -Daviz Simango, the presidential candidate of the Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM), on Sunday promised that, if the wins the 15 October election, he will guarantee the mechanisation of agriculture.

2014-09-15 Nyusi Promises to End Border Abuses
[AIM]Maputo -The candidate of Mozambique's ruling Frelimo Party for the 15 October presidential elections, former defence minister Filipe Nyusi, has promised to end abuses that occur on the border between Ngauma district, in the northern province of Niassa and Malawi.

2014-09-15 Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference On September 12, 2014
[Focac]Q: Recently Mozambique's government and the opposition party National Resistance, or known as Renamo, have approved an agreement on ceasefire and cessation of hostilities. What is China's comment on this?

2014-09-13 MDM Office in Chokwe Attacked
[AIM]Maputo -The opposition Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM) has accused supporters of the ruling Frelimo Party of attacking and damaging its offices in Chokwe, in the southern province of Gaza, reports Friday's issue of the independent daily “O Pais”.

2014-09-13 Tanzanian Arrested for Trafficking in People
[AIM]Maputo -The Mozambican police have arrested a Tanzanian woman in Montepuez district, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, on charges of trafficking in women for purposes of prostitution.

2014-09-13 Constitutional Council Judges Sworn Into Office
[AIM]Maputo -Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on Friday swore into office six members of the Constitutional Council, the country's highest body in matters of constitutional and electoral law.

2014-09-13 Vote Nyusi for Stronger Business, Says Frelimo
[AIM]Maputo -Anyone who wants a stronger Mozambican business class should vote for the candidate of the ruling Frelimo Party, former defence minister Filipe Nyusi, in the 15 October presidential election, declared the head of the Frelimo election brigade in Maputo province, Veronica Macamo, on Thursday.

2014-09-12 MDM Members Allegedly Defect to Frelimo
[AIM]Maputo -Mozambique's ruling Frelimo Party has claimed that 21 young members of the opposition Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM) have abandoned the MDM and defected to Frelimo in Manhica district, about 90 kilometres north of Maputo.

2014-09-12 Dhlakama Will Start Campaign Next Tuesday
[AIM]Maputo -Afonso Dhlakama, leader of Mozambique's former rebel movement Renamo, announced on Thursday that he will start his presidential election campaign next Tuesday, in Chimoio, capital of the central province of Manica.

2014-09-12 Guebuza Inaugurates Gas Distribution Nework
[AIM]Maputo -Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on Thursday inaugurated the Maputo and Marracuene Natural Gas Distribution project (PDGM), which will make piped natural gas available for homes and industries in the capital city and nearby areas.

2014-09-12 Closure of Maxixe Radio Condemned
[AIM]Maputo -The Mozambican press freedom body, the Rapid Response Commission (CRR), has condemned the closure of Radio Progresso, a community radio station in the southern city of Maxixe which was abruptly shut down on 29 August, just two days before the start of the current general election campaign.

2014-09-12 Chinese Arrested on Border Wth Guns and Cash
[AIM]Maputo -The Mozambican police on Tuesday arrested two Chinese citizens at Cassacatiza, on the frontier between Mozambique and Zambia, in Tete province, who were found to be possession of illegal firearms and large sums of money.

2014-09-12 Eight Civil Servants Accused of Corruption
[AIM]Maputo -The latest investigations into corruption in the Mozambican public administration have led to charges against eight civil servants, accused of stealing a total of 6.7 million meticais (about 220,000 US dollars) from their workplaces.

2014-09-12 Police Claim Not to Know Who Attacked MDM in Chonguene
[AIM]Maputo -The police command in the southern Mozambican province of Gaza says it has no idea who was responsible for the savage attack against members of the opposition Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM), on Tuesday in the Chonguene administrative post.

2014-09-11 Helen Clark Speech on "Striving for a Better Future: Addressing Inequality, Volatility, and Fragility"
[UNDP]New York -I am pleased to deliver the opening lecture of the season - which I understand to be Off-The-Record's (OTR) 77th in the series. I am honoured to take part in this, the oldest, women's foreign policy lectures in the United States.

2014-09-10 Mozambique and China Sign Agreement On Fishing Port
[AIM]Maputo -The Mozambican and Chinese governments signed an agreement in Maputo on Wednesday for financing the rehabilitating the fishing port in the central city of Beira.

2014-09-10 Dredging of Maputo Port Quays to Begin
[AIM]Maputo -Maintenance dredging of the quays in Maputo port should begin within a month, according to a press release from the Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC), which holds the lease on the port.

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