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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 […]

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 […]

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