[AIM] The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Celso Correia, considers research a priority for Mozambique to accelerate the transformation of the agricultural sector on a national scale. "Research is the heart of the transformation of agriculture. Unfortunately, over recent decades, it was not possible to make the investment that we would like to make in research", the minister said in an interview on Radio Mozambique.
[AIM] The Minister of the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries, Lidia Cardoso, on 8 June called for maximising the benefits that the sea offers. Speaking in Maputo, during a seminar held as part of the celebrations of World Oceans Day, Cardoso stressed that by "recognising the importance of the sea to our country, which lives with the sea and from the sea, the government of Mozambique is strongly committed to maximising the benefits that the sea offers, always on a sustainable basis, hence our commitment to the
[AIM] No crime against albinos will go unpunished in Mozambique, declared Justice Minister Helena Kida in Maputo on 13 June. Speaking at a ceremony to mark International Albinism Awareness Day, Kida called for a determined fight against the myths and superstitions surrounding albinism, which have led to the hunting, mutilation and murder of people suffering from this skin disorder.
[AIM] Mozambique's main opposition party, Renamo, has insisted that elections for district assemblies must go ahead in 2024, even though there is no clarity on what these assemblies will do or how they will be paid for.
[AIM] The Minister of the Interior, Arsenia Massingue, has encouraged the Mozambican Defence and Security Forces, and their allies from Rwanda and SADC (Southern African Development Community) to continue intensifying actions against the terrorism that has been plaguing parts of the northern province of Cabo Delgado since 2017.
[AIM] The government of Norway has donated US$3.1 million to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to safeguard the health and protection needs of conflict-affected women and girls in northern Mozambique.
[AIM] The Minister of Land and Environment, Ivete Maibaze, revealed on 13 June that 100,000 tonnes of plastic waste are annually discarded into the environment, polluting the country's rivers and oceans. Maibaze, who was speaking in Maputo at a seminar on the impact of a plastic bag ban, pointed out that "of this amount, 17,000 tonnes go into rivers and oceans."
[AIM] President Filipe Nyusi on 14 June promised that the government will soon take measures to alleviate the cost of living, which is rising largely due to increases in the world market price of fuel and grain.
[AIM] The Mozambican health authorities on 14 June reported 151 new cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease, the largest number of new cases in a single 24 hour period since 27 January, when 301 cases were reported.
[AIM] The United Nations General Assembly on 9 June elected Mozambique to the Security Council as a non-permanent member. Mozambique received 192 votes out of the 193 members of the UN. The 193rd member, Venezuela, was unable to vote since it is in arrears with its UN membership fees.
[Nyasa Times] The recent visit of Malawi President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera to neighbouring Mozambique has started bearing fruits as evidenced by the landing of 500, 000 litres of petroleum in Malawi through the Mozambican port of Nacala.
[AIM] Maputo -- Annual inflation in Mozambique has almost reached ten per cent, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE), thus threatening the government's target to keep inflation to a single digit.
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambique's National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) and the National AIDS Commission (CNCS) on Wednesday called for greater efforts to implement legal mechanisms to protect HIV-positive citizens.
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambique's Criminal Investigation Service (Sernic) in the northern province of Niassa on Wednesday interrogated Manuel Bacar, the former police commander in Marrupa district, about his alleged ties to criminals, reports Thursday's issue of the independent newssheet "Mediafax".
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican Interior Minister, Arsenio Massingue, has accused some policemen (whom she did not name) of passing secret information on to the islamist terrorists operating in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.
[AIM] Maputo -- Currently about 1.7 million HIV-positive Mozambicans are undergoing treatment with the life-prolonging anti-retroviral drugs (ARVT), according to Prime Minister Adriano Maleiane, speaking on Wednesday at the opening session of a meeting of the Steering Council of the National AIDS Commission (CNCS).
[AIM] Maputo -- The General Commander of the Mozambican police, Bernadino Rafael, has confirmed that military escorts were organized on Sunday and Monday for vehicles entering and leaving Pemba, capital of the northern province of Cabo Delgado, according to a report in Thursday's issue of the independent daily "O Pais".
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Saturday urged newly appointed Transport Minister Mateus Magala to seek for solutions to improve the circulation of people and goods throughout the country.
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Tuesday promised the government will soon take measures, as yet unspecified, to alleviate the cost of living, rising due largely to increases in the world market price of fuel and grain.
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambique will benefit from funding of about 14 million dollars a year from the United States government, over the next decade, for the reconstruction of the districts affected by terrorism in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities on Tuesday reported 151 new cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease, the largest number of new cases in a single 24 hour period since 27 January, when 301 cases were reported.
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities on Friday reported a further 92 new cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease, the largest number of new cases in a single 24 hour period since the 100 cases reported on 3 February.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The insurgents who are waging a low-intensity civil war in northern Mozambique are able to move around with apparent freedom, despite the successes of a multi-national military operation which has drawn personnel from 25 nations into the conflict.
[ICRC] Momba and his family of eight were forced to flee from their home in Macomia district in July 2020, Mozambique to Pemba and finally Metuge district with nothing. But they still consider themselves lucky. Because all the family members were safe from the violence in Cabo Delgado.
[CPJ] New York -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi should not sign amendments to the country's anti-terror legislation into law and should instead ask parliament to change a sweeping clause that could criminalize reporting about the insurgency in northern Mozambique, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Tuesday.
[AIM] Maputo -- For the first time, jihadist terrorists have attacked the district of Ancuabe, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, reports Monday's issue of the independent newssheet "Carta de Mocambique".
[AIM] Maputo -- Correcting the mistakes detected in primary school textbooks in Mozambique should be concluded this year, so that the books will be available for use in the 2023 school year, according to a report in the Sunday paper "Domingo".
[AIM] Malabo -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi declared in Malabo on Thursday that Mozambique has recorded encouraging results in the struggle against the terrorism which has plagued parts of the northern province of Cabo Delgado since October 2017.
[AIM] Malabo -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday invited businesses from Equatorial Guinea to invest in Mozambique, or to source products that they need from the Mozambican market, on the basis of mutual advantage.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Climate activists have demanded answers from Standard Bank for its involvement and continued support for oil and gas projects on the African continent, even as the worst effects of the climate crisis are being seen and felt.
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambique's National Elections Commission (CNE) has proposed that voter registration ahead of the municipal elections scheduled for 11 October 2023 should be held between January and March.
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican government has prohibited, as of Wednesday of the current week, the import of animals, and animal products and by-products from Zimbabwe due to the resurgence of cases of foot-and-mouth disease in that country.
[New Times] Amavubi striker, Meddie Kagere has made a rallying call to his team mates to do everything possible to get a winning start in the 2023 Africa nations qualifiers by getting a win against Mozambique.
[AIM] Maputo -- The director of Mozambique's Legal and Judicial Training Centre, (CFJJ), Elisa Samuel, has revealed that it is necessary to train more than 2,500 prosecutors and judges in each career, in order to reach the ideal ratio of one for every 10,000 inhabitants.
[AIM] The Federation of Road Transport Operators (Fematro) has threatened that its Maputo members may pull their vehicles off the roads, unless they receive help from the government, reports the newssheet "Mediafax" on 25 May.
[AIM] The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on 18 May passed the first reading of a bill revising the legal regime applicable to the prevention and repression of terrorism and connected crimes.