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UNHCR Urges Tanzania to Accept Mozambican Refugees

UNHCR Urges Tanzania to Accept Mozambican Refugees

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Tanzanian authorities not to turn back Mozambicans fleeing over the border in the wake of the terrorist attack against the town of Palma, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, on 24 March. According to a UNHCR press release, teams from the agency in […]

Volunteer Ships Help to Evacuate 1,000 From Palma After Insurgent Attack

Volunteer Ships Help to Evacuate 1,000 From Palma After Insurgent Attack

Many South Africans, some contractors working on the construction of the French Total energy company’s Afungi liquid natural gas processing plant, were caught up in the violence and at least one is known to have died. In a mini “modern-day Dunkirk” operation on Sunday, a flotilla of private ships of all shapes and sizes evacuated […]

Activists Are Working Together To Break The Silence On Intimate Partner Violence

Activists Are Working Together To Break The Silence On Intimate Partner Violence

Eight girls sit on straw mats in a dusty courtyard in Gaza province, southern Mozambique. They share their stories about abuse, violence and overcoming trauma. Celeste*, 21, a young woman with a gentle smile, leads the group. Her story resonates with the other girls: “I have been through abuse and I know how much it […]

$12 Million Needed for 330,000 Women, Girls, Youth Caught in Cabo Delgado Conflict During Covid-19

$12 Million Needed for 330,000 Women, Girls, Youth Caught in Cabo Delgado Conflict During Covid-19

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, today launched a humanitarian appeal for $12 million to urgently provide life-saving sexual and reproductive health and protection services to 330,000 women, girls, and youth impacted by the humanitarian crisis in Cabo Delgado and the secondary impacts of COVID-19. Read the Cabo Delgado Crisis Flash Appeal. “Cabo […]

Thousands Displaced After Heavy Rain Hits Mozambique

Thousands Displaced After Heavy Rain Hits Mozambique

Heavy rains have marooned about 27,000 people in Mozambique’s Boane district, about 30 kilometres south of the country’s capital Maputo since last week, local councilman confirmed Monday. Speaking to the private-owned STV, Mr Jacinto Loureiro said that two bridges along Umbeluzi River and several roads had been cut and hundreds of houses flooded. Crops were […]

Islamists Behead 50 People in Troubled Province

Islamists Behead 50 People in Troubled Province

Militant Islamists have decapitated more than 50 people in Cabo Delgado province in the north of Mozambique, police say. The militants have been carrying out brutal attacks in the province since 2017. Islamist militants have attacked several villages in Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique in the past few days, beheading more than 50 people, […]

Court Orders Dissolution Of Fraudulent Companies In Mozambique

Court Orders Dissolution Of Fraudulent Companies In Mozambique

The Maputo City Law Court, at the request of the Mozambican Public Prosecutor’s Office, has ordered the dissolution of two fraudulent, security-linked companies, Proindicus and MAM (Mozambique Asset Management). The dissolution of a third company, Ematum (Mozambican Tuna Company) is pending. The first commercial section of the City Court ordered the dissolution after a preliminary […]

President Nyusi Inaugurates Women’s Hospital

President Nyusi Inaugurates Women’s Hospital

 Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Friday inaugurated a hospital specialising in women’s health in the central city of Beira. The hospital, in the Macuti neighbourhood, was built during the colonial epoch but has now, after years of paralysis, benefitted from rehabilitation and expansion, financed by the Mozambican state budget to the tune of 145 million […]

129 Insurgents Killed In Mozambique

129 Insurgents Killed In Mozambique

Government forces killed 129 insurgents in four operations in April, Interior Minister Amad Miquidade reported, in a joint press conference with Defence Minister Jaime Neto. + 39 killed in Muidumbe on 7 April. + 59 killed on Quirimba island on 10 April. + 30 killed on Ibo Island on 11-12 April. + 1 Killed on […]

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 […]

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