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Revival of Mozambique Grain Institute

[AIM] Maputo -The government has revived and restructured the Mozambique Grain Institute (ICM), giving it the power to coordinate agricultural marketing, the Minister of Industry and Trade, Max Tonela, told the country's parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Finance Minister Denies Tax Exemption Claim

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Finance Minister Adriano Maleiane on Wednesday denied that the government has offered 30 year tax exemptions to the American oil and gas company Anadarko, and the Italian energy firm ENI, the two companies heading the consortia that have discovered vast deposits of natural gas in the Rovuma Basin, off the coast of the northern province of Cabo Delgado. (AllAfrica)

Illegal Export of Logs Aborted in Beira

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican authorities on Tuesday seized 100 containers contained about 2,000 cubic metres of unprocessed logs in the central port of Beira. (AllAfrica)

Government Will Continue Defaulting On Illicit Loans

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario announced on Wednesday, that while negotiations with the creditors are still under way, the Mozambican government will not repay any of the debts arising from the illicit loans that three security-related companies took from European banks (Credit Suisse and VTB of Russia) in 2013 and 2014. (AllAfrica)

Metrobus Expected to Carry 3.6 Million Passengers in 2018

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Transport Minister Carlos Mesquita declared on Wednesday that the Metrobus integrated transport project in Greater Maputo will transport 3.6 million passengers in 2018, and will reduce rush hour congestion on the main roads into and out of the capital. (AllAfrica)

Former Minister Chimene Holed Up in Mozambique

[New Zimbabwe] Business was brought to a standstill at government complex which houses the office of former minister of Manicaland Mandi Chimene as a group of people from Mutare and Penhalonga gathered to celebrate her expulsion from both government and Zanu PF. (AllAfrica)

Dishonest Contractors Leave Jobs Unfinished

[AIM] Maputo -Dishonest contractors, who take money from the government but then abandon jobs before they are finished, have cost the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane more than 30 million meticais (almost 500,000 US dollars), according to provincial governor Daniel Chapo, cited in Tuesday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias". (AllAfrica)

Employers Backtrack On Wage Freeze

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Confederation of Economic Associations (CTA), the body that represents the country's employers, has lamented the "error in perception" of the recent proposal by CTA chairperson Agostinho Vuma, who had called for a wage freeze next year. (AllAfrica)

Finance Minister Urges Banks to Cut Interest Rates

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Finance Minister Adriano Maleiane on Monday urged the country's commercial banks to cut their interest rates, which are throttling Mozambican businesses. (AllAfrica)

Police Recover Stolen Fuel

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police in the central province of Zambezia on Saturday recovered 11,000 litres of fuel that had been stolen from a boat belonging to the Chinese concern, the Africa Great Wall Mining Company. (AllAfrica)

New Interim Mayor of Nampula Also Sacks Councillors

[AIM] Maputo -The interim mayor of the northern Mozambican city of Nampula, America da Costa Iemenle, is following in the footsteps of his predecessor, Manuel Tocova, by illegally sacking city councillors and appointing replacements. (AllAfrica)

Cahora Bassa Shares to Be Sold On Stock Exchange

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Monday announced that shares in Hidroelectrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB), the company that operates the Cahora Bassa dam on the Zambezi River, will be traded on the Mozambique Stock Exchange (HCB). (AllAfrica)

Syrah Resources Announces Flake Graphite Production

[AIM] Maputo -The Australian mining company Syrah Resources has announced its first commercial production of graphite from its mine in Balama district in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado. (AllAfrica)

Civil Identification Staff Accused of Illicit Charges

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's National Civil Identification Directorate (DIC) has expelled two of its staff who were accused of demanding bribes from citizens applying for identity cards in the southern district of Namaacha. (AllAfrica)

Nyusi Launches School Desk Programme

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Saturday launched a national programme to produce school desks, under which the government intends to distribute, by next year, 140,000 desks. (AllAfrica)

Addendum Signed to Macuse Railway Agreement

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government and the consortium Thai Mocambique Logistica (TML) on Friday signed an agreement extending the route of the new railway planned between Tete and Zambezia provinces. (AllAfrica)

Frelimo and Renamo Announce Nampula Candidates

[AIM] Maputo -Nampula (Mozambique), 27 Nov (AIM) - Both Mozambique's ruling Frelimo Party and the rebel movement Renamo on Saturday chose their candidates for the mayoral by-election in the northern city of Nampula, scheduled for 24 January. (AllAfrica)

Use of High Explosives Against Civilians "unacceptable"

[AIM] Maputo -The use of explosive weaponry against civilian populations is "morally unacceptable" and violates the principles of International Humanitarian Law, declared Mozambican Foreign Minister Oldemiro Baloi on Monday. (AllAfrica)

China Maotai Group Finances School Expansion in Mozambique

[Focac] China's liquor giant, Maotai Group, has donated nearly 500,000 U.S. dollars on Friday, for the expansion of a primary school in the Ka-Tembe district of Maputo city in Mozambique. (AllAfrica)

New Minister of Youth and Sport Sworn in

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Friday urged the new Minister of Youth and Sport, Nyeleti Mondlane, to ensure that young people become a positive factor for the economic growth and social well-being of the country in the short and medium terms. (AllAfrica)

Attorney-General Admits Corruption Within Justice System

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's Attorney-General, Beatriz Buchili, on Thursday attacked corruption within the judicial system, admitting that the system has been infiltrated by organised crime. (AllAfrica)

Health Ministry Seeking Strategies for Training

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Ministry of Health is establishing strategies to train highly qualified staff, since the expansion of the health network implies an increase of around 30 per cent in graduates from university level institutions in the coming period. (AllAfrica)

Nyeleti Mondlane New Minister of Youth and Sport

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday relieved Alberto Nkutumula of his duties as Minister of Youth and Sport, and replaced him with Nyeleti Mondlane, who was previously Deputy Foreign Minister. (AllAfrica)

Max Love Remembered Four Years After His Murder

[AIM] Maputo -Friends and colleagues of murdered musician Max Love, and militants of the opposition Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM), marched through the streets of the central city of Quelimane on Tuesday, in protest at the delay in bringing to trial the policeman who shot the young musician four years ago. (AllAfrica)

Baloi Expects Improvement in Relations With Zimbabwe

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Foreign Minister Oldemiro Baloi declared on Wednesday that he believed the current upheavals in Zimbabwe will influence relations between Mozambique and Zimbabwe for the better. (AllAfrica)

Graca Machel Urges Better Nutrition for Mothers, Children

[allAfrica] Cape Town -One of every four children under five years old in southern Africa suffers from stunted growth in that they are too short for their age, often as a result of inadequate nutrition. (AllAfrica)

Assets of Industrial Slaughterhouse Sold Off

[AIM] Maputo -Debts to the country's commercial banks have brought what was intended to be Mozambique's most modern industrial slaughterhouse to its knees, reports Friday's issue of the independent news sheet "Mediafax". (AllAfrica)

Illegal Miners Arrested in Manica

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police on Wednesday morning arrested 15 people who were illegally mining, mostly for gold, in Sussundenga district, in the central province of Manica. (AllAfrica)

Current International Situation a Threat to Peace

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi warned on Thursday that the current international conjuncture, marked by internal and tribal conflicts in Africa, constitutes one of several threats against the peace and security of any country in the southern African region. (AllAfrica)

German Company Wins Contract for Identity Documents

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Ministry of the Interior has awarded the contract for installing and strengthening the system to produce identity and travel documents and visas to the German company Mulbauer ID Services. (AllAfrica)

Tete Officials Urged to Refrain From Corruption

[AIM] Maputo -The Permanent Secretary of the Tete Provincial Government, in western Mozambique, Lina Portugal, on Wednesday urged all public officials to refrain from any act of corruption, since corruption is holding back the development of Mozambique in general, and of Tete in particular. (AllAfrica)