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Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But...

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nations report published today. (AllAfrica)

Businesses Want New Mayor to Solve Pending Problems

[AIM] Maputo -Maputo business people want to see whoever becomes mayor of the capital in the forthcoming municipal elections solve the problems which the current municipal leadership has failed to handle. (AllAfrica)

Chamber of Commerce Praises Peace Efforts

[AIM] Rome -The Mozambique-Italy Chamber of Commerce has praised the efforts of the Mozambican government to secure an effective peace and to create a favourable environment for the promotion of foreign investment. (AllAfrica)

Teachers Raise Their Problems With Comiche

[AIM] Maputo -Primary school teachers in Maputo on Wednesday asked Eneas Comiche, the mayoral candidate of the ruling Frelimo Party in the municipal elections scheduled for 10 October, for better school facilities to ensure greater comfort and safety for pupils and teachers alike. (AllAfrica)

Transport Minister Re-Inaugurates Inhambane Jetty

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Transport Minister Carlos Mesquita on Wednesday re-inaugurated the jetty in the southern city of Inhambane which will allow ferries of any size to cross the bay of Inhambane to the town of Maxixe at any time of day or night. (AllAfrica)

Man Arrested With 29 Elephant Tusks

[AIM] Maputo -Tete (Mozambique), 13 Sep (AIM) - The Mozambican police have detained a man in the western city of Tete who was found in possession of 29 elephant tusks. (AllAfrica)

Integration of Renamo Men Going Ahead 'As Planned'

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's Deputy Defence Minister, Patricio Jose, on Wednesday, said that the demilitarisation of the former rebel movement Renamo is going ahead with any major hitches. (AllAfrica)

Renamo Still Trying to Reinstate Venancio Mondlane

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, is making a second attempt to reinstate Venancio Mondlane as its Maputo mayoral candidate in the municipal elections scheduled for 10 October, according to a report in Wednesday's issue of the independent newssheet "Mediafax". (AllAfrica)

Use of Maputo Jetty Suspended for Safety Reasons

[AIM] Maputo -The ferry service across the Bay of Maputo has become even more of a headache for those who need to travel between central Maputo and the outlying district of Katembe, because the jetty at the Maputo end has become unsafe and can no longer be used. (AllAfrica)

Security Established On Maputo-Johannesburg Road, Say Police

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police claimed on Tuesday that security has been re-established for buses travelling between Maputo and Johannesburg. (AllAfrica)

Government Plans Growth of 4.7 Per Cent in 2019

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican economy should grow at a rate of 4.7 per cent next year, according to the government's Economic and Social Plan for 2019, approved by the Council of Ministers (Cabinet) on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Renamo Accepts Constitutional Council Ruling

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, has accepted the decision by the Constitutional Council, the country's highest body in matters of constitutional and electoral law, to reject Renamo's appeal against the disqualification of Venancio Mondlane, its candidate for mayor of Maputo in the municipal elections scheduled for 10 October. (AllAfrica)

ADB Delivers Equipment to Relief Agency

[AIM] Maputo -The African Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday delivered to the Mozambican relief agency, the National Disasters Management Institute (INGC), a variety of equipment intended to increase resilience in arid areas, build water supply sources and increase agricultural yields. (AllAfrica)

First Stone Laid for Warehouse Park

[AIM] Maputo -Marracuene (Mozambique), 5 Sep (AIM) - The governor of Maputo province, Raimundo Diomba, on Wednesday laid the first stone for the construction of a park of warehouses, covering 29 hectares in Marracuene district, about 30 kilometres north of the capital. (AllAfrica)

Focac 'Very Positive', Says Nyusi

[AIM] Beijing -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Tuesday described as "very positive" Mozambique's participation in the Third Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing. (AllAfrica)

Constitutional Council Rejects Renamo's Mondlane

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Venancio Mondlane will not head the list (and thus be candidate for mayor) for Renamo in Maputo in 10 October elections. The Constitutional Council (CC) today rejected Renamo's appeal against the National Elections Commission (CNE) rejection of Mondlane's candidacy. Mondlane resigned from his seat in the Maputo municipal assembly when he was elected to the national parliament in 2014, and the law does not allow someone to stand for municipal assembly if they resigned during the previous term. The CC decisi (AllAfrica)

Pylons Sabotaged in Nampula

[AIM] Maputo -Thieves have sabotaged several electricity pylons on high voltage transmission lines in Nacala district, in the northern Mozambican province of Nampula, reports Tuesday's issue of the independent daily "O Pais". (AllAfrica)

Frelimo Determined to Win Back Quelimane

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's ruling Frelimo Party has declared its determination to win back control of the central city of Quelimane, which fell into the hands of the opposition Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM) seven years ago. (AllAfrica)

Constitutional Council Confirms Disqualification of Venancio Mondlane

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's Constitutional Council, the country's supreme body in matters of constitutional and electoral law, has rejected the appeal from the main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, against the disqualification of its candidate for mayor of Maputo, Venancio Mondlane, in the municipal elections scheduled for 10 October. (AllAfrica)

Catholic Priest Suspended for Abusing Teenage Girl

[AIM] Maputo -The vicar-general of the Catholic diocese of Xai-Xai in southern Mozambique, Rafael Simbine, has confirmed the suspension of a Xai-Xai priest for sexually abusing a 16 year old girl. (AllAfrica)

Malawi, Mozambique Strengthen Security Relations

[Malawi News Agency] There is possibility of a stronger security relationship between Malawi Police and their counterparts in Mozambique following meetings the two parties have been holding in the country. (AllAfrica)

Malawi-Mozambique Unite to Fight Cross Border Crime

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Malawi Police Service and Mozambican Police have agreed to work together to curb cross border crimes between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Sacked Mayor Refuses to Leave Office

[AIM] Maputo -Although the Mozambican government on Tuesday sacked the mayor of the central city of Quelimane, Manuel de Araujo, he has not left office and is continuing to work as mayor. (AllAfrica)

Police Prevent Another Maputo March By Renamo

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police on Tuesday once again prevented Venancio Mondlane, the candidate of the main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, from marching through the streets of Maputo. (AllAfrica)

Editor Charged With Libel Acquitted

[AIM] Maputo -The Maputo City Court on Wednesday acquitted the executive editor of the weekly paper "Canal de Mocambique", Matias Guente, on libel charges brought against him by a former director of the Bank of Mozambique, Joana Matsombe. (AllAfrica)

Tolls On Maputo-Katembe Bridge Will Be Accessible

[AIM] Maputo -Maputo-Sul, the Mozambican public company managing the suspension bridge over the bay of Maputo, which is now nearing completion, pledged on Wednesday that the tolls charged for vehicles to use the bridge will be lower than the charges currently levied by the ferries that carry vehicles across the bay, from central Maputo to the outlying district of Katembe. (AllAfrica)

BCI Launches Line of Credit for Agro-Business

[AIM] Maputo -Marracuene (Mozambique), 29 Aug (AIM) - Mozambique's second largest commercial bank, the BCI (Commercial and Investment Bank), announced on Tuesday the launch of a line of credit of 500 million meticais (about 8.5 million US dollars) to finance micro, small and medium agro-business companies. (AllAfrica)

Government Approves Plan Against Gender Based Violence

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government on Tuesday approved the National Plan for Preventing and Combatting Gender Based Violence, (AllAfrica)

Railway Lines Underused

[The Herald] Maputo -The Limpopo railway line from Zimbabwe to the port of Maputo is seriously underused as Zimbabwean exporters are not sending enough traffic down the line, a Mozambican port official has said. (AllAfrica)

Army Captures Rebel Leader in Gas-Rich North

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Security forces attacked a rebel base near Pundanhar, Palma, Cabo Delgado, on 16 August, capturing a suspected rebel leader, Abdul Raim, and killing four fighters, Bloomberg (20 Aug) reported. VoA (22 Aug) reports that rebels responded by attacking the village on 21 August and destroyed the local administration building and burning houses. Pundanhar is near the Ruvuma River which is the border with Tanzania, and many residents fled to Tanzania. Military action has been taking place since early August and t (AllAfrica)

Four Renamo-Govt Working Groups Established

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] State companies: electricity saved but telecoms and LAM will go to the wall (AllAfrica)