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Government Turns A Blind Eye To Mission Sexual Abuse In Manica

Government Turns A Blind Eye To Mission Sexual Abuse In Manica

Mozambique’s government and international institutions turned a blind eye to 30 years of sexual abuse at a Christian mission orphanage in Manica, according to an investigation by Estacio Valoi, probably Mozambique’s best investigative journalist. Australian pastor Roy Perkins has been in charge of Maforga Mission for 30 years. Valoi reports that abuse of children in […]

Women, Politics, Obstacles, Patriachy

Women, Politics, Obstacles, Patriachy

 Maria Helena Langa is one of the five women who heads a municipality, out of the 53 existing ones in Mozambique. Langa began her career within the political arena, as a municipal councilor from 1993 to 2003 and in 2009 rose within the ranks and became president of the municipal council of Mandlakazi. She is […]

Mozambique Opposition Leader And Ex-Guerrilla Dhlakama Dies

Mozambique Opposition Leader And Ex-Guerrilla Dhlakama Dies

Former Mozambican guerrilla leader Afonso Dhlakama, who was due to run for the presidency next year, died on Thursday aged 65. Dhlakama, who headed the former rebel Mozambique National Resistance (Renamo) movement, was found dead in the central town of Gorongosa, a party stronghold, state broadcaster TVM said on Thursday. It gave no details of […]

Heineken Starts Building $100 Million Mozambique Brewery

Heineken Starts Building $100 Million Mozambique Brewery

Heineken NV, the world’s second-largest brewer, started building a $100 million plant in Mozambique as it seeks to compete with its larger competitor, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, in the southeast African country. The brewery, to be located in Maputo province, will have a capacity of 800,000 hectoliters and will start production in in the first half of […]

Tete Women Of Western Mozambique Urged To Use Family Planning

Tete Women Of Western Mozambique Urged To Use Family Planning

The permanent secretary of the Tete provincial government, in western Mozambique, Lina Portugal, on Monday urged Mozambican women to adopt family planning methods to ensure spacing between births. She was speaking in Tete city at the ceremony to launch National Health Week in the province. During the week the Tete authorities hope to reach 435,000 […]

Josina Machel Sets Up NGO To Assist Victims Of Violence

Josina Machel Sets Up NGO To Assist Victims Of Violence

 Josina Machel, the daughter of Mozambique’s first President, Samora Machel, on Monday launched in Maputo the Kuhluka Association, a movement that seeks to provide support for women victims of violence. At the launch ceremony, Josina said Kuhluka will seek to eradicate gender-based violence, and will set up shelters to provide support for the survivors of […]

Mozambique: Traffic Cop Filmed Extorting Money From Tourists Suspended

Mozambique: Traffic Cop Filmed Extorting Money From Tourists Suspended

The General Command of the Mozambican police has suspended from duty an officer in the traffic police who was caught on film extorting money from South African tourists as they drove into Mozambique. The incident shows the power of amateur videos shot on cell phones. An occupant of the car recorded the entire incident, and […]

Mozambique: Former Mozambican President Guebuza’s Daughter ‘Shot Dead’ In Maputo

Mozambique: Former Mozambican President Guebuza’s Daughter ‘Shot Dead’ In Maputo

Former Mozambican president Armando Guebuza’s daughter Valentina Guebuza has reportedly been shot dead by her husband, Zófimo Muiuane, in Maputo. Reports on Thursday said the incident took place on Wednesday. According to Club of Mozambique, police confirmed the shooting, adding that she died on her way to the hospital. Muiuane had since been arrested and […]

Mozambique: Scores Killed In Oil Truck Blast In Mozambique

Mozambique: Scores Killed In Oil Truck Blast In Mozambique

Authorities in Mozambique are still trying to determine the cause of a lethal explosion in a village. What’s clear is that a fuel truck went up in smoke, killing more than 40 and injuring scores more. At least 44 people were killed and more than 100 injured when a fuel truck burst into flames in […]

Mozambique: Efforts Underway To Prevent Deaths Among Women and Children

Mozambique: Efforts Underway To Prevent Deaths Among Women and Children

 Mozambique is making efforts to eradicate, by 2030, deaths among women, children and adolescents that are caused by preventable illnesses, a target that is in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To this end adolescents from across Mozambique are attending a meeting in Maputo of the Global Financing Facility (GFF). This is […]

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