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Is Country's Stability Being Put to the Test?

[Chatham House] Recent displays of armed violence and fragile politics demand a steady hand. But is the president up to the task? (AllAfrica)

Mozambique Deports 88 Malawians in Transit to South Africa

[Nyasa Times] Authorities in Mozambican Tete province have deported 88 Malawian nationals who were on their way to South Africa probably to look for greener pastures, Malawi immigration officials have confirmed. (AllAfrica)

Suspected Al-Shabaab Attack in Mozambique Leaves Two Police Officers Dead

[Shabelle] A group of about 30 men attacked three police stations in the coastal district of Mocimboa da Praia, Cabo Delgado province of northern Mozambique, in an armed raid on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Angolan Writer At 29th Course of Portuguese Literature in Maputo

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan writer, Lopito Feijˇ, will attend the 29th course of Portuguese Language literature to take place on 9-12 October at Maputo's Portuguese Cultural Centre in Mozambique. (AllAfrica)

INAE Orders Closure of Filthy Slaughterhouse

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican National Inspectorate of Economic Activities (INAE) on Monday ordered the closure of the slaughterhouse belonging to the meat processing company BonSuino, in the southern city of Matola. (AllAfrica)

Malawian Soldiers Violate Mozambican Territory

[AIM] Maputo -A group of soldiers of the Malawian frontier guard last Thursday invaded a camp of Mozambican fishermen on Lake Chiuta, in Mecanhelas district, in the northern province of Niassa. (AllAfrica)

Supreme Court Criticises Lethargic Judges

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's Supreme Court has ordered judges to speed up the processing the cases that reach their courts, particularly cases of corruption, reports Tuesday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticas". (AllAfrica)

Crowd Burns Down Police Commander's House

[AIM] Maputo -An angry crowd on Monday morning attacked and burnt down the home of the local police commander in Mandimba district, in the northern Mozambican province of Niassa, reports Tuesday's issue of the independent daily "O Pais". (AllAfrica)

Prosecutor Who Attended Congress Under Investigation

[AIM] Maputo -An attorney who illicitly attended the 11th Congress of Mozambique's ruling Frelimo Party, held over the past week in the southern city of Matola, is now under investigation, reports Tuesday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias". (AllAfrica)

Incumbent Nyusi's Uphill Task Ahead of Mozambique 2019 Polls

[CAJ News] Maputo -OVERWHELMINGLY picked by the ruling party as the candidate for re-election in 2019, President Filipe Nyusi, faces an uphill tussle resuscitating peace and the Mozambican economy. Challenges include restoring policy credibility and normalising relations between the Southern African country and international financiers ahead of the poll. The Freedom for the Liberation of Mozambique (FRELIMO), in power since 1975 after independence from Portugal, on Monday overwhelmingly picked Nyusi as its candidate. The 58- (AllAfrica)

Nyusi Calls for 'Pro-Active Stance'

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, speaking in his capacity as President of the ruling Frelimo Party, on Monday urged the newly elected members of Frelimo's leading bodies to adopt a more proactive stand, in order to speed up unity, peace and national development. (AllAfrica)

Angolan Writer Lopito Feijˇ Releases Book in Maputo

[ANGOP] Maputo -The Angolan literary poet, essayist and literary critic Lopito Feijˇ is due to present his latest poetry work entitled "ImprescindÝvel Doctrina Contra" in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. (AllAfrica)

Assembly Begins of Deck of Maputo-Katembe Bridge

[AIM] Maputo -The China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), the contractor building the suspension bridge across the bay of Maputo, linking the centre of the city to the outlying municipal district of Katembe, on Sunday put into place the first of the 57 metallic modules that will form the deck of the bridge. (AllAfrica)

Frelimo Must Be in Regular Contact With the Public - Nyusi

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, speaking in his capacity as President of the ruling Frelimo Party, declared on Monday morning that the success of Frelimo depends on support from the Mozambican people. (AllAfrica)

Frelimo Congress Calls for Second Term for Nyusi

[AIM] Maputo -The 11th Congress of Mozambique's ruling Frelimo Party early on Monday morning passed a resolution, unanimously and by acclamation, indicating that the Party's candidate for the 2019 presidential election will be the incumbent, Filipe Nyusi. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister Joins Frelimo Political Commission

[AIM] Maputo -Key allies of Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi entered the Political Commission of the ruling Frelimo Party in the small hours of Monday morning, at the end of the Party's 11th Congress, held in the southern city of Matola. (AllAfrica)

New General Secretary for Frelimo

[AIM] Maputo -The incoming Central Committee of Mozambique's ruling Frelimo Party on Sunday afternoon elected Roque Silva Samuel as the Party's new general secretary, replacing Eliseu Machava. (AllAfrica)

Authorities Launch Crackdown On Sex Workers

[CAJ News] Maputo -Industry regulators have closed down seven hotels in southern Mozambique as the country cracks down on prostitution. The Inspection of Economic Activities (INAE) shut the facilities in Inhambane Province following indications they were abusing their licences by making bookings for hookers. (AllAfrica)

Corruption 'Is the Most Vital Challenge' - Nyusi

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, speaking in his capacity as President of the ruling Frelimo Party, declared on Tuesday that the fight against corruption is the most vital and urgent challenge facing the country. (AllAfrica)

Zinave Wildlife Sanctuary to Expand

[AIM] Maputo -The wildlife sanctuary in the Zinave National Park, in the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane, is being extended to house more species and stimulate their reproduction. (AllAfrica)

Guard Killed in Robbery At Ruby Mine

[AIM] Maputo -Armed robbers have murdered a security guard during a robbery at a ruby mine in Montepuez, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado. (AllAfrica)

Nyusi Urges Reflection On Causes of Carnage On the Roads

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Monday urged all citizens to reflect on the causes of the alarmingly high number of traffic accidents on Mozambican roads, which are taking a serious toll on lives and property. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique to Introduce Chinese Acupuncture to Public Hospitals

[Focac] Maputo -Mozambique's Ministry of Health said Friday it will introduce acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medical treatment, to main provincial hospitals in the country's central and northern regions next year. (AllAfrica)

Nyusi Inaugurates Frelimo Congress Hall

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Monday inaugurated the new Congress Hall, on the premises of the Central School of the ruling Frelimo Party in the southern city of Matola. (AllAfrica)

Subjects May Be Cut From Secondary Education

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's National Institute for the Development of Education (INDE) is proposing the elimination from the secondary school curriculum of "complementary subjects", such as Entrepreneurship, Agriculture and Livestock, and Crafts. (AllAfrica)

Beira Official Sacked for Environmental Crime

[AIM] Maputo -The Mayor of Beira, Daviz Simango, has sacked the head of the Nhangau administrative post, on the outskirts of the city, Ines Amade, for devastating a local mangrove forest. (AllAfrica)

Nyusi Urges Armed Forces to "adapt to Historic Moments"

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Saturday called on the Mozambican Armed Forces (FADM) to show "flexibility" with the aim of "guaranteeing the full exercise of the sovereign rights of Mozambicans, through the creation of an environment favourable to an effective peace". (AllAfrica)

Mozambique Paradox of Plenty Strikes With Bloody Consequence

[CAJ News] Maputo -THE resource curse has returned to haunt Mozambique with deadly consequences, this time pitting international mining companies and villagers resisting their uprooting from their areas the firms see as ripe for mineral extraction. The Moatize District in the western Tete Province is expected to become the region's energy powerhouse, built on coal and hydroelectricity, but has become the epicentre of community protests against mining companies eager to cash in on the resources boom in the Southern African co (AllAfrica)

Maputo Assembly Approves New Bus Fares

[AIM] Maputo -The elected Maputo Municipal Assembly on Wednesday approved a proposal to raise urban passenger transport fares by 33 to 43 per cent. (AllAfrica)

Price of Cooking Gas Rises

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy has announced a sharp increase in the price of domestic cooking gas (LPG), taking effect as from Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

FDA Fraud - Judge Rejects Attempt to Throw Out the Press

[AIM] Maputo -Judge Alexandre Samuel, of the Maputo City Court, on Wednesday rejected a request from defence lawyer Jaime Sunda to ban the media from covering the trial of his client, Setina Titosse, accused of masterminding the fraud through which 170 million meticais (about 5.6 million US dollars, at the exchange rate of the time) was drained from the government's Agricultural Development Fund (FDA) between 2012 and 2015. (AllAfrica)