Mozambique


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”.

Moz rejects 'sex-for-soap' claims by SA inmates

2014-03-12 14:58

Mozambican prison authorities have dismissed claims that guards were sexually exploiting female SA prisoners in exchange for basics, such as soap.

Govt 'concerned' about SA prisoners in Moz

2014-03-10 10:17

The international relations department says it will follow up with Mozambican authorities after reports emerged that SA female prisoners in the country are being sexually abused.

Mozambique opposition wants foreign mediation

2014-03-06 20:53

Renamo has revived its demand for foreign mediation of ongoing talks with the government aimed at ending renewed hostilities between the two old foes.

4 Moz cops killed by suspected ex-rebels

2014-03-04 17:06

Suspected members of Mozambique's ex-rebel movement turned opposition Renamo killed four policemen and wounded five others at the weekend, a report says.

300 000+ face famine in Mozambique

2014-03-03 16:07

Mozambique agriculture minister Jose Pacheco says more than 300 000 people in the southern African state face famine this year.

Moz's ruling party meets to pick next leader

2014-02-28 07:48

Mozambique’s ruling party has gathered to pick a new leader, likely the country’s next president, amid signs incumbent Armando Guebuza may struggle to impose his candidate of choice.

 

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.

Foreign observers to monitor Mozambique talks

2014-03-18 21:10

Mozambique's government has accepted a demand by the opposition Renamo for foreign observers to monitor talks aimed at ending clashes that have destabilised the country.

Mozambique hit by flooding, evacuation called

2014-03-10 18:10

Flooding has struck parts of southern Mozambique prompting authorities to call on people to evacuate low lying areas.

SA prisoners 'used as sex slaves'

2014-03-09 09:13
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At least 12 local women are being treated as sex slaves in a Mozambique prison while the South African government reportedly does nothing to protect them, say reports.

Mozambique braces for more flooding

2014-03-07 20:55

Mozambique is bracing for further flooding in the central and southern parts of the country.

Moz forces accused of attacks on Renamo

2014-03-06 17:27

Mozambique’s main opposition party and former rebel movement, Renamo, has accused government forces of attacking its positions in the central province of Sofala.

Frelimo, Renamo see need for peace

2014-03-03 21:16

The Mozambican government and the main opposition agree on the need to end fighting.

Frelimo picks presidential candidate

2014-03-02 09:29

Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party picked Filipe Nyussi as its presidential candidate ahead of October polls.

Mozambique: 2 000 civilians flee across border

2014-02-27 19:31

Media in Mozambique say about 2 000 people have fled into Malawi because of reports that gunmen from a former rebel movement were operating in the province.

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