Mozambique


SA, Mpuma, ready for Moz Ebola threat

2014-09-14 21:11

While neighbouring Mozambique is on a list of 15 countries at risk of animal-to-human transmission of Ebola, South Africa is not.

Mozambique cracks ivory poaching ring

2014-09-10 15:55

Wildlife campaigners in Mozambique say police have cracked an ivory poaching ring believed to be responsible for the deaths of at least 39 elephants.

Mozambique parliament ratifies peace

2014-09-08 20:31

The Mozambican parliament has ratified a peace deal aimed at ending nearly two years of low-level warfare between the government and Renamo.

Guebuza, Dhlakama embrace as they sign deal

2014-09-05 16:30

Mozambique's president Armando Guebuza and rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama have embraced as they signed a peace deal in Maputo to end a two-year conflict.

Mozambique: Renamo leader comes out of hiding

2014-09-05 06:08

The leader of Mozambique's armed opposition party Renamo has come out of hiding in order to contest the 15 October elections.

Guebuza, Dhlakama to meet face-to-face

2014-09-01 14:51

Mozambique President Armando Guebuza and his rival Afonso Dhlakama are set to meet face-to-face this week to cement a peace deal aimed at ending two years of hostilities and clear the way for elections.

Frelimo, Renamo sign peace

2014-08-25 21:16

Mozambique's Frelimo government and the Renamo main opposition party have signed a formal end to hostilities.

Renamo signs ceasefire with Mozambique govt

2014-08-25 08:46

Mozambique’s government and the rebel movement Renamo0 have signed a ceasefire ending two years of armed conflict, Renamo says.

Mozambique makes peace

2014-08-12 05:05

Mozambique's battling political parties have reached a peace deal that could end nearly two years of hostilities.

Rio Tinto sells Mozambique coal assets

2014-07-30 10:15

Global miner Rio Tinto has agreed to sell its coal assets in Mozambique to a joint venture of Indian companies for $50m.

Rhino poacher gets 77 years in jail

2014-07-23 14:03

A rhino poacher has been sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties aimed at curbing poachers who target rhinos for their horns.

Dhlakama says stop shooting - before vote

2014-07-11 05:00

Mozambique's opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama has hinted his party would take part in October elections without signing a full accord with the government if there is a halt to fighting.

Moz poachers get 16 years

2014-07-08 20:36

Two Mozambicans who killed and de-horned a white rhino were each handed 16-year sentences.

Mozambique to build two hydropower plants

2014-06-25 16:01

Mozambique has approved a plan to build two hydropower plants to meet growing energy demand in the central province of Tete.

Mozambique landmine free soon

2014-06-24 06:35

An expert says Mozambique is on track to clear all areas of landmines by the end of this year.

Mozambique president backs down

2014-06-16 23:17

Mozambique's President Armando Guebuza has vetoed a bill that would have granted him and fellow lawmakers generous retirement perks following a public outcry.

Mozambique mulls sovereign wealth fund

2014-05-30 11:08

Mineral-rich Mozambique is considering the establishment of a sovereign wealth fund, says the country's finance minister.

Trapped Renamo leader to run for president

2014-05-23 22:17

Mozambique's Renamo opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama intends to run as a candidate in the presidential election but says he is trapped.

Drilling mud leaks off Mozambique coast

2014-05-22 22:06

Potentially toxic "drilling mud" from Anadarko-run gas operation has spilled into the sea off Mozambique's pristine northern coast.

Mozambique's Dhlakama registers to vote

2014-05-09 07:44

Mozambique's opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama has registered to vote in the next presidential election, a pre-requite step to contest the October polls.

Mozambique: Harder sentences for rhino poachers

2014-04-24 15:16

The government of Mozambique has placed tougher penalties and sentences for rhino poachers, seen by many as a step in the right direction.

Moz rebels inch toward deal on joining army

2014-04-18 10:03

Mozambican rebel group Renamo says it has reached an understanding with the govt to integrate its fighters into the national army and police.

Travellers warned of delays on N4 during Easter

2014-04-10 12:30

Extremely high traffic volumes on the N4, starting in Pretoria and ending in Maputo Mozambique, are expected to be made worse by roadwork stop/go routes during the Easter period.

Unrest threatens Moz demining target

2014-04-01 07:46

Mozambique will likely miss a deadline to rid the country of landmines laid during the bloody civil war due to skirmishes between the army and former rebels, an official says.

Pressure on Moz over anti-rhino poaching approach

2014-03-23 22:11

Mozambique could face a ban on the trade in wildlife products after failing to meet a year-long deadline to submit a report to Cites, urgently outlining measures to curb the escalating rhino poaching crisis.

 

Dhlakama to hit the campaign trail

2014-09-11 21:15

Days after coming out of hiding to sign a peace deal with the government, Mozambican rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama said he is ready to start campaigning for presidential elections.

Zuma welcomes Moz peace deal

2014-09-09 05:00

President Jacob Zuma has welcomed the signing of a peace agreement between Mozambican President Armando Guebuza and Renamo.

Moz peace deal: Botswana to lead military observers

2014-09-05 13:22

Botswana is set to lead a team of 23 foreign military observers who will monitor the implementation of the peace accord between Renamo and ruling Frelimo in Mozambique ahead of a crucial election.

Mozambique: Dhlakama set to leave hideout

2014-09-02 19:52

Mozambique opposition Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama will come out of hiding and return to the capital Maputo for face-to-face talks with the country’s president, his spokesperson says.

Mozambique: Doubts linger about peace

2014-08-29 12:46

A peace deal signed by the Mozambican government and the armed political party Renamo is allowing people who had fled fighting to return home.

Chissano: 2-term limits not enough for African leaders

2014-08-25 11:52

Former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano says two-term limits are too short for African leaders to implement their policies and ideas.

LNG investment of $30bn in Mozambique

2014-08-22 10:55

More than $30bn will be invested initially in Mozambique's natural gas sector to build capacity to produce 20 million tonnes per year of liquefied natural gas.

Southern Sun Maputo makeover completed

2014-08-08 19:00

Tsogo Sun’s Southern Sun Maputo has re-opened after a four-month hiatus during which the hotel has gone through a $30m expansion and makeover.

Mozambique still counting on coal

2014-07-28 18:15

Mozambique is still counting on increasing coal exports to expand its infrastructure and drive economic growth, despite depressed global prices.

Timing 'tough' for Thai-Mozambique coal project

2014-07-23 10:15

A Thai-Mozambican consortium has set a target to commission a $4.5bn coal export railway and port terminal project in central Mozambique.

Mozambique presidential candidate pleads for peace

2014-07-10 05:00

Mozambique's ruling party presidential candidate Felipe Nyusi has made a plea for peace with the opposition Renamo party.

Renamo spokesperson arrested

2014-07-07 18:46

Mozambican police have arrested a spokesperson for Renamo, the rebel movement turned political party, in a new setback to ongoing reconciliation talks.

Moz's Dhlakama campaigns from bush hide-out

2014-06-24 13:49

Mozambican opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama will launch his presidential election campaign by telephone from his remote mountain hideout, his spokesperson says.

WWF raises alarm over Mozambique elephant killings

2014-06-20 15:17

The WWF has raised the alarm over plummeting elephant populations in Mozambique after an aerial survey showed ivory poaching is decimating herds in the country.

Donors slash Mozambique budget aid

2014-06-14 06:15

Foreign donors have cut aid to Mozambique's government by 11% compared to last year amid concerns over corruption.

Mozambique's Renamo warns of bloodshed

2014-05-28 18:54

Mozambican opposition party Renamo has warned that the country risked even greater military conflict if government troops advanced any closer to their mountain hideout.

Moz's Renamo leader says to run for president

2014-05-23 13:53

Mozambique’s Renamo opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama says he intends to run as a candidate in a 15 October presidential election.

5 miners killed, dozens trapped in Memba

2014-05-15 17:48

Mozambique police say at least a dozen people are trapped underground after an illegal mine collapsed in Memba, killing five miners.

Mozambique extends voter registration

2014-04-29 22:09

Mozambique has announced a last-minute extension of voter registration for presidential polls after opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama missed the deadline amid new clashes between his rebels and the army.

Rhino bush war a losing battle

2014-04-20 08:45

Soldiers and game rangers waging a bloody war along the border of the Kruger National Park and Mozambique are fast losing their battle as they struggle to save our rhino, according to a report.

SA, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching

2014-04-18 05:30

South Africa has signed an anti-poaching agreement with Mozambique, a major transit route for rhino horn trafficked to Asia.

Mozambique's inflation quickens

2014-04-04 14:43

Mozambique's consumer inflation has quickened year-on-year in March, data from the statistics agency shows.

Zambia moves swiftly to save Kariba Dam

2014-03-24 08:51

The Zambian government has reportedly moved swiftly to try and mobilise funds to help prevent the imminent collapse of the Kariba Dam.

3.5m in danger as Kariba Dam 'faces collapse'

2014-03-20 12:49
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At least 3.5 million people in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia are reportedly in danger, after revelations that the Kariba Dam wall has developed “serious structural weaknesses”.

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