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Mozambique Votes Amid Security, Fraud Concerns

Mozambique Votes Amid Security, Fraud Concerns

Mozambique held general elections Tuesday, with pundits saying it could be the biggest test yet for Frelimo, the party which has been in power since independence.  The president said the elections are being closely observed.  But civil society groups say thousands of would-be election monitors were denied credentials by the authorities. As Mozambique went to […]

Cyclones Force Mozambique Girls To Early Marriage

Cyclones Force Mozambique Girls To Early Marriage

HUMANITARIAN organisations are battling to raise funds to fight impending malnutrition and the rising rate of child marriages in Mozambique. The crises are a direct result of the devastation brought by Cyclones Idai and Kenneth earlier this year. At risk of death, some 160 000 children under five are among 1 million people facing food […]

Hundreds of Mozambicans Left Homeless After SA Violence

Hundreds of Mozambicans Left Homeless After SA Violence

More than 500 Mozambicans have reportedly lost their homes and about 400 others expressed a desire to return to Mozambique following the anti-foreigner violence in neighbouring South Africa. This is according to the Mozambican Christian Council (CCM) in the wake of the spiralling crisis mostly in the Gauteng Province. CCM denounced the skirmishes but discouraged […]

Mozambique Government Admits To Systemic Corruption

Mozambique Government Admits To Systemic Corruption

Despite “legislative and institutional efforts, governance and corruption challenges in Mozambique remain of a systemic nature, principally due to constraints on effective implementation,” the government admits in a “Report on Transparency, Governance and Corruption”. It is a government report, completed in July with “assistance” from the IMF and pressure from the IMF, and published by the […]

Mozambique Launches Women Empowerment Programme

Mozambique Launches Women Empowerment Programme

The Mozambican Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare needs over 374 million meticais (about 6.2 million US dollars) to implement the National Programme for the Economic Empowerment of Women, known as PROMULHER, over the next five years. The programme, formally launched in Maputo on Wednesday, will consist of interventions that allow the development of […]

Malawi Judge Sentences Three To Death For Albinism Murder

Malawi Judge Sentences Three To Death For Albinism Murder

Three people have been sentenced to death in Malawi for the murder and mutilation of a person with albinism, a court official confirmed on Wednesday, a sanction the judge said would serve as a strong deterrent. Malawi is one of the most dangerous countries for people with the condition, who are targeted for ritual killings […]

Zimbabwe Records Severe Malaria Cases

Zimbabwe Records Severe Malaria Cases

GOVERNMENT has raised concerns over the increase in malaria-related illnesses in Manicaland this year, with 66 people reported to have died this year. Provincial Medical Director Dr Patron Mafaune last week said the province had recorded 77 711 cases of malaria since January. “Malaria is a serious challenge we are facing in Manicaland and this […]

Mozambique To Launch The Largest Fisheries Company In The Country

Mozambique To Launch The Largest Fisheries Company In The Country

The largest fishing and aquaculture project in Mozambique, with an investment of around 100 million US dollars, is nearing its conclusion in the town of Moma, on the coast of the northern province of Nampula. The undertaking, visited on Tuesday by Nampula provincial governor Victor Borges, claims that it will provide jobs for around 2,000 […]

Boats Still Missing After Cyclone

Boats Still Missing After Cyclone

 At least 30 boats are still missing in the central Mozambican city of Beira, following the devastation caused by cyclone Idai, which hit the city on 14 March. These were small boats used to carry passengers and cargo in the Beira area, and to districts such as Buzi and Muchanga, and were owned by members […]

Mozambique Begins Voters Registration For General Elections

Mozambique Begins Voters Registration For General Elections

 The chairperson of Mozambique’s National Elections Commission (CNE), Abdul Carimo, on Sunday urged citizens of voting age to make their way to the voter registration posts, to ensure that they are on the electoral role for the presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections due to be held on 15 October. Voter registration begins on Monday, and […]

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